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by ronjeez
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: viking age sword and pommel (question)
Replies: 20
Views: 6385

Pommels could be made from any hard wearing material. Bronze, Brass, Iron, Steel, antler, Walrus Ivory and even wood. The pommel was not necessarily a counter balance but merely a lump of material attached to the handle to stop the sword flying out of the hand when the sword was swung vigorously. A...