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VIKING SIDE OR POUCH KNIFE, 9th-10th CENTURY AD - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING SIDE OR POUCH KNIFE, 9th-10th CENTURY AD - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING SIDE OR POUCH KNIFE, 9th-10th CENTURY AD - Picardi Jewelers

VIKING SIDE OR POUCH KNIFE, 9th-10th CENTURY AD

B5209

Regular price $125.00 Sale

The small personal knives that Vikings valued above the scramasax and with which they were buried. (https://leatherworkingreverend.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/dsc01382.jpg and https://inhabitat.com/melting-glaciers-reveal-items-lost-in-the-stone-age/ for similar examples with original grips.) Proportioned for throat-slashing in a hand-to-hand fight. This example is just under 4” (3.92”) in length in proportion with the pocket knives carried by gentlemen in the 19th century. Straight back single-edged slashing blade and tapered tang for embedding in horn or bone grip. Made without a guard as it was an extension of the fist and not used to parry a knife thrust. Professionally conserved excavated condition on Plexiglas display easel and certificate of authenticity.

 

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