5 3/8” total length. Thick wedge section blade with a straight back. Good profile and preservation. Tapered tang, to secure it to the wood, bone or antler grip, now perished. These side or pouch knives were among the most treasured possessions for Vikings and they chose to be buried with them rather than the larger scramseax. 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. This example was recovered in Norway. Excavated and professionally conserved, with Plexiglas display easel.

Stock Number: FNS9408

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