Examine out these viking sword pictures:
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MOTIV: Sverd PERIODE: Vikingtid FUNNSTAD: Hjelle KOMMUNE: Eid UTSTILLINGSNR.: seven
ENGLISH: Viking swords. No. 7 found in Eid, Western Norway. Exhibited at Bergen museum.
Derby Museum Viking Sword
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The sword has been heated and bent by a blacksmith just before the owner’s funeral. Swords could have names and some ended up taken care of as individuals. The bending could be noticed as the symbolic dying of the sword.