Harold’s men remain outside with the Norman guards while Harold can be seen entering the meeting hall of Guy’s residence with one of his men. Harold has his sword unbelted and sheathed in this scene . The swords in use at this time were a single handed, straight parallel edged sword with deep fullers running their length and a form of Spatha which was a heavy tapering ‘Viking longsword’. These swords were designed primarily for cutting and slashing, not thrusting. Securing religious relics to the pommel was a common practice at this time and may have been the reason for the development of the three lobed pommel.