This is a Viking pouch knife which has been “disabled” by bending, for burial with its owner. 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. About 5 1/4” total length. Wedge section blade for slashing with a slightly dropped point in the scramseax (scramasax) style for thrusting. Whittle tang, to secure it to the wood, bone, or antler grip, now perished. (See and for similar examples with original grips.) Stable oxidation with a good profile, as typical for water, finds. 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: B6882

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