6 1/2” total length. Wedge section blade with straight back and slightly swelled root to better seat in the bone or antler grip. Long tapered tang, to secure it to the grip, now perished. These side knives were among the most treasured possessions for Vikings and it they, rather than the large seax with which they were buried. A fine weapon, suitable for throat slashing as well as organ depth thrusting attacks. East Anglia was the landing place for Viking invaders. Virtually every old town in Cambridgeshire has a recorded Viking history. Vikings invaded Cambridge in 875, and in 870, the abbey near Soham was destroyed by Vikings, to mention two. Excavated and professionally conserved, on Plexiglas display easel.

Stock Number: FNS8885

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