century, European, probably Scandinavian. The braided copper wires on the pommel may represent an earlier Scandinavian custom of tying a talisman to a sword hilt. The pattern-welded blade was forged of intertwined rods of steel and iron.
Next time I'm in NYC this is a definite stop! The Pierpont Morgan Library in NYC is one of the grandest libraries in the United States. It was designed by Charles McKim and built in 1906 to house the private library of financier J.
A Viking Sword found in York, England that was found at a Viking burial site. The Vikings invaded England several times and were known for their brutality. The Vikings influenced some of the behavior and fighting of the Anglo-Saxons.