Join Date: Dec 2004
The thing that's got me scratching my head is the lack of a hilt.
Basically, my first instinct is that the blade is fairly recent (20th Century, late 19th at the earliest), mostly because it isn't totally corroded.
Problem with that is, if it's so recent, there should be remnants of the handle.
Perhaps the detectorist removed the handle? Otherwise, it could be a blade blank.
My 0.0002 pence,