Five goose hunters discovered a sword in Skaftárhreppur district in the area of Eldvatn river in South Iceland. The weapon is said to be at least 1000 years old and is one of only 23 swords from Viking times found in Iceland.
The sword is well-preserved, with double cutting edges and a missing tip. Splinters of wood can still be observed around the handle. Experts state that there might be remains of scabbard on the blade but further analysis are needed as the blade is partially corroded. The weapon was found laying in the sand, possibly washed out in a series of floods that recently hit the area of the discovery.
(after Iceland Magazine & RT)