Heath Wood sword hilt (1).jpg (IMAGE) Durham University Caption Julian Richards, University of York. Credit Decorated hilt guard from the Viking warrior’s sword. The sword was found in the same grave as the human and animal remains analysed during the latest research. Usage Restrictions Please credit as below. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.