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> In article <1UNPe.32449$d5.187065@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> (JerryT) wrote:
> > Ibn Fadlan, even remarked that the Vikings in Russia
> > of Frankish type.
> Unfortunately that does not prove anything.
Do you mean that Ibn Fadlan didn't know
about Frankish swords?
>Just about every warrior
> in Europe carried weapons of Frankish type at that time.
Then what is so special about a few vikings chopping up
a few brits that it must be reported by Ananova?
>It was a
> standard pattern because they were suited to the times.
About the only
> way to find out where a sword of that period was made is
> mark or metallurgical analysis.
There are such findings from Scandinavia and Russia.
What I would like is metallurgical reports confirming
that Swedish iron were used by German smiths and
then used to kill Brits. As in modern times. That
would give a perspective.
> Weapons actually made by Frankish
> swordsmiths were noted for their quality, not for being
> design. The profusion of different sword types started in
> Ken Young