Djurhamn sword brings smiles to archaeologists

The discovery of an early 16th century sword has brought smiles to the faces of Swedish archaeologists Katarina Schoerner and August Boj. The sword was found with a metal detector August 30, 2007 near the Harbour of the Sheaf Kings. (photos)

The straight, double-edged sword with a single-handed grip is believed to be similar to "swords of the realm", ceremonial weapons commissioned by King Gustaf I.