Viking sword find wows experts on Isle of Man

Dan Crowe and Rob Farrer of the Manx Detectorists Society have found artifacts with their metal detectors before, but nothing quite as dramatic as fragments of a Viking sword, a rare find on the Isle of Man. (photo)

The sword fragments, which do not include a blade, are believed to be Viking in origin, and only the thirteenth such find on the island. The landowner has donated the sword to the Manx National Collection.