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knife-sheath / knife

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Two fragments of iron knife, apparently a pair with knife 1939,1010.162, with blackened remains of a long horn handle and fragmentary remnants of a leather sheath adhering to the blade.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14.5 centimetres (overall)
    • Length: 10.2 centimetres (handle)
    • Length: 3.5 centimetres (blade, approx)
    • Length: 4.9 centimetres (tang)
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Fig. 635 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: MCS13550

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