Join Date: Apr 2017
I’m currently reading Sword in Hand (2000) by Ewart Oakeshott (highly recommended!). It has a reference to Dr Jorma Leppaaho of the University of Helsinki who researched findings of viking and early knightly swords in Finland in the 1960s. Oakeshott wrote ”It is unfortunate that most of the swords in these graves are broken... a lot of their hilts are in outstandingly good condition while the blades have perished or deliberately been broken.”
Also I found by chance a book by Mikko Moilanen (mentioned by Markku in his original post) called Marks of Fire, Value and Faith (2015) about swords found in Finland. Seems to be a treasure trove of information available for those interested.