Old English Wordhord

māl-sweord

māl-sweord, n.n: a sword with inlaid ornament. [MALL-SWEH-ord]

Viking sword, 800-900; pattern-welded iron inlaid with silver wire. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo by Neil R (@IslesPunkFan), 2010: CC BY-NC 2.0. [flickr.com]