Danelaw England. 5 7/8” total length with straight back wedge section blade with distinct dropped point in the seax tradition. The right side with two maker’s marks. Slender 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, 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. Viking rule (Danelaw) was imposed in Cambridge in 878 and Soham Abbey was destroyed by Danes in 870, to mention two. Excavated with some original surface remaining. On Plexiglas easel mount.

Stock Number: FNS8440

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