As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- n. pl. ‘peace-bonds’ (straps wound round the sheath and fastened to a ring in the hilt); spretta ~um, to undo the peace-straps (before drawing the sword).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛒᚢᚾᛏ
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