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A plumfund forSaga "The Sword Finder" Vanecek

Sword of Saga

Started by: Andrew Vanecek

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On July 15, 2018 Saga Vanecek made an incredible historical discovery. She found a sword in a lake in Sweden which archaeologists believe to be 1,500 years old - from the Iron Age!

She has given the sword to Swedish authorities to have it preserved so that it can be displayed at a museum, for all Swedes, and indeed visitors from around the world, to enjoy and learn from.

As a reminder of her sensational discovery, we started this funding page to pay for a replica sword to be created, once the exact specifications of the sword and its scabbard are determined. After discussions with a sword expert in Sweden, we realized that this is a very expensive endeavor. He informed us that an exact replica of Saga's Sword - due to the meticulous nature, and incredible craftsmanship needed to duplicate it, could take about two years to fashion, and could cost an estimated 80,000 Swedish Kronor or more - depending on what types of metal have been used in the sword. (But, he did say that "she deserves to have that sword" so we're putting this out there to see if the world believes she deserves it, too. :-)

We think this would be an incredible gift from the world, to Saga - who inspired so many with her positively inspiring story of finding this ancient piece of history.

Note: anything over the cost of the sword will be used to help Saga with costs associated plans to write her very own children's book about finding the sword! We'd like to share her story with as many children as possible, so that it ignites interest in exploring and learning about history, one storytime at a time. :-)

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Merry Christmas! One present we received third week was infinfo from carbon dating of the sword's sheath. The dating came back as coming from the 7th century. In other words, the real deal! The handle of the sword will be carbon dated next... There are still about $1,500 of PLEDGES which have not yet been fulfilled. If your pledge is one of those, please fulfill the pledge via PayPal or contact us to pay by check. Thanks again for your support and once again, Happy Holidays!

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December 25 at 7:59pm

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Thank you to everyone who pledged and donated to Saga's replica sword fund. As of today, there are about $1,700 of pledges which have not yet been fulfilled. If you have pledged, but not yet paid, please do so by sending your pledge via PayPal to viggitystigs@hotmail.com (this is Andy Vanecek - Saga's dad's account) Alternatively, you can go back to Saga's Plumfund page to now pay via credit card - if that is simpler for you. Thank you for your generosity! Saga is really thrilled about this... -Saga's dad, Andy

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November 14 at 10:07pm

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Kent Barnard — 38 weeks ago

Very cool! Hope to see hotos of the two swords together one day! Which museum did the original go to?

Kent Barnard — 38 weeks ago

Very cool! Hope to see hotos of the two swords together one day! Which museum did the original go to?

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  • Daniela35 weeks ago This is so cool! I‘m a historian myself and this is once in a lifetime find.
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  • Tore Danielsson36 weeks ago Best wishes.
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  • Lucy Massey37 weeks ago All hail the queen of Sweden! Best of luck.
  • Gabrielle38 weeks ago Best wishes.That's great news about the sword that you found!! 7th Century! Wow! I hope you get all your pledges and the sword you want xx
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  • Samatha Nott43 weeks ago Best wishes.
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