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RARE VIKING BATTLEFIELD ANVIL, 10th-11th CENTURY AD (8292795613358)
RARE VIKING BATTLEFIELD ANVIL, 10th-11th CENTURY AD (8292795613358)
RARE VIKING BATTLEFIELD ANVIL, 10th-11th CENTURY AD (8292795613358)

RARE VIKING BATTLEFIELD ANVIL, 10th-11th CENTURY AD

B3491

Regular price $400.00 Sale

Forged iron, just over 2 7/8" height. Inverted truncated pyramidal form over an elongated pyramidal spike. Used to straighten sword blades damaged in battle. The spike was driven into a log or tree and the blade edge hammered against the face. Considerable effects of use in its working life. See The Mastermyr Find, Arwidsson and Berg, #72 for a related example found in Gotland, Sweden.

 

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