Showing strong Frankish influence from which it evolved, 8 1/2" length with long "whittle" tang made to embed in a wood or antler grip. The blade base formed as rounded shoulders which seated into the grip, distinguishing these from later knives which mounted guards on squared shoulders. Wedge section blade of fully developed form with slightly concave dropped or clipped point. The blade of specifically thin section distinguishing it from a utility knife and identifying it specifically as a single purpose weapon. Excellent excavated and conserved condition. The classic Viking throat slashing weapon. Nothing short of iconic!