This close-up above is of the opposite surface from that pictured with the hilt and is an area in the proximal third of the blade showing irregularities in the pattern of corrosion suggesting an iron-inlaid inscription in large letters such as are associated with INGELRII and ULFBERHT inscribed swords. The close-up below is of the opposite side (the same side as the hilt close-up) and is from the mid-portion of this blade and shows a broad, shallow central fuller occupying about one-third of overall blade length. The surface contour irregularities suggesting an iron-inlay are absent here and toward the tip of the blade.

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