ANCIENT VIKING POUCH KNIFE, 9th-11th CENTURY

$120.00
Just over 5” total length. Wedge section blade for slashing with a slightly dropped point in the scramasax style for thrusting. Whittle tang, to secure it to the wood, bone, or antler grip, now perished. (See 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.) Stable oxidation with a good profile, as typical for water, finds. These side or pouch knives were among the most treasured possessions for Vikings, and rather than the large seax, it was these that were buried with them. 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 and Certificate of Authenticity.
Item ID: B1188

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ANCIENT VIKING POUCH KNIFE, 9th-11th CENTURY

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