Iron knife in scabbard with hogged back, rounded shoulder and sharp elbow to curving blade. Traces of ?degraded mineralised textile
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Visitor Centre, SF2054, Grave 0676
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 139 millimetres (overall)
- Length: 96 millimetres (blade)
2013 22 Mar-27 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Before Sutton Hoo
19 February 2013
Reason for treatment
Reattach detached fragment and check object for stability under microscope and consolidate if necessary.
There is a small detached fragment which needs to be rejoined to the object. other wise the object is in a fair condition.
The loose fragment was reattached using HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) and the surrounding area consolidated using 10 % Paraloid in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone).
Finds were discovered during the archaeological excavations before the Visitor Centre was constructed. The National trust donated all of the finds to the British Museum.
Prehistory and Europe
- SF2054 (Small find number)
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Object reference number: MCS35067
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