This photograph is of the less corroded side of this sword . The tang extends entirely through the upper guard, with the tip of the tang being upset (widened) in order to secure the upper guard. The lower guard (crossguard), when viewed on end, is essentially an iron bar with rounded ends having a maximum depth (centrally, from the plane of the photograph) of about 1.5 cm. The upper guard has a similar contour, but is shorter and thinner, though the depth is a third again greater, being about 2 cm.

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