VIKING POCKET OR POUCH KNIFE,11th C. AD
Vikings evolved multiple fighting techniques depending on circumstances. The sword and ax served on the battlefield. When raiding, they employed brutal hand-to-hand techniques which included throat-slashing for which these small knives are particularly suited. They perhaps had mystical significance as well, as with these small knives, rather than the larger scramseaxes, with which Viking warriors were buried. This example is just 4 1/4" in total length (4.26”) with "whittle tang" which was embedded in a one-piece wood, bone, or antler grip. Excavated and professionally conserved with Plexiglas display mount and certificate of authenticity.
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