VIKING POUCH KNIFE- 9th-11th CENTURY
2 5/8" total length. Wedge section for slashing. Straight back with a slightly curved point. Whittle tang, to secure it to the wood, bone, or antler grip, now perished. Stable oxidation with a good profile, as typical for water, finds. These side or pouch knives were among the most treasured possessions for Vikings, rather than the large seax with which they were buried. They likely had spiritual significance to the owner during his life. A fine weapon, suitable for throat slashing as well as organ depth thrusting attacks. Excavated and professionally conserved with Plexiglas display easel.
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