7” total length, wedge section blade, with down curved point. Long whittle tang for mounting in a wood, bone or antler grip without a guard. The end bent over securing it to the butt or pommel. These 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. In 917, the Danish King was killed at the Battle of Tempsford in 917, and the Danes were repelled at Maldon in 991, to mention two. Excavated and professionally conserved with Plexiglas display easel.

Stock Number: FNS7714

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