Over 1000 years old combat sword discovered in Poland

(ORDO NEWS) — In the Wdecki Landscape Park in Poland, a unique sword was discovered, which today is more than 1200 years old. It was made in Scandinavia in the 8th century. Archaeologists made an incredible find quite by accident and classified it as a very rare one.

This is reported by Nauka w Polsce.

Experts note that they were looking for an ancient battlefield of 1091, but the result exceeded all expectations and an incredibly rare battle sword was discovered. The “Polish Chronicle” tells that Prince Vladislav I Herman then had to fight with the Pomeranians next to the Vda River, which was located not far from the mysterious city of Dzhu.

Archaeologists have previously carried out a thorough analysis of the relief, restored old routes and selected a specific area near the modern city of Grudek. It was there that they began to conduct their research in order to find at least minor traces of the battle that took place about 900 years ago. There they also found a combat knife used in the 8th century.

Professor Petr Pranke stressed that the artifact may turn out to be an incredibly rare Langsax, which was made by the Norwegians. It dates back to the middle of the 8th century AD and belongs to the number of military weapons. It is worth noting that the find was made back in the spring of 2021, but only now experts have collected more data about it. The length of the sword is 90 cm, and the length of the blade at the same time reaches 80 cm.

Mateusz Sosnovki noted that such dimensions are large enough for a combat knife, so it could even be used in battles against full-fledged double-edged swords that were common at that time.

A similar artifact was discovered by archaeologists back in 2015. The sword was also made around the middle of the 8th century, at the very beginning of the existence of the Vikings. Most likely, the find made in Poland is of exactly the same age.


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