5 ¼” total length with tapered wedge section blade. Whittle tang for mounting in a wood, bone or antler grip without a guard. These small side knives were among the most treasured possessions for Vikings and it they, rather than the large seax with which they were buried. On scale with modern pocket knives, they are weapons, as indicated by the lack of repeated sharpening, 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. Ely Abbey was destroyed in 870 by Danish raiders and Huntingdon was a staging place for Danish raids until 917, to mention two. Excavated and professionally conserved with Plexiglas display mount.

Stock Number: FNS8210

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