And the handle, and the blade of the sword of the XIVth century in almost perfect condition, considering its age.
In Poland accidentally found knight’s sword, which was made in the XIV century. It was specifically noted that the artifact almost perfectly preserved after lying in the ground not less than six centuries.
The weapon of the knight of the XIV century was found by chance by Polish builders were preparing the foundations for the new building. When the backhoe lifted the next bucket with soil and poured it, together with the land from him and fell the old sword.
And the handle, and the blade of the sword of the XIVth century in almost perfect condition, considering its age. Completely corroded, only the pad on the handle, which usually were made of bone. Scientists are trying to explain this phenomenon. Many of them are inclined to believe that this happened because in ancient times the place where they found the weapon, was the swamp.
Why knight went and why he lost the weapon, set, apparently, according to news reports, will not succeed.
The sword length of about 1.2 meters. Judging by the length of the handle, it was two-handed. At the same time it is very light weight, just 1.5 pounds. Polish scientists say, the design finds typical for such weapons manufactured in those days.
Have managed to identify and mark made the master sword. It has the form of an equilateral cross inscribed in a heraldic shield. Knight it was not visible, because hiding overlays on the handle.
Polish scientists say, in museums around the country there are several similar artifacts. But this sword is unique in that we know the exact place where it was found that it is important not only to historians but also archaeologists. They are already planning an expedition to the place where found.
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