Not much is known regarding the Sword of The Conqueror. No trace of it can be found (despite many attempts to provide blades claiming to be his). There have been many paintings of King William showing him with MANY different swords. Most of these blades do however, follow a particular pattern of a Norman battle blade. Probably a Broadsword, it would have been close to 4 feet long and double-edged. In most William portraits, the sword handles are very plain (as would have been standard Norman practice). Likewise, an overly large pommel/rondel would have been attached at the end. It may have been kept in a scabbard (made of wood and covered in leather). It is known that the sword was NOT buried with him.