LVPL-C815C2: Medieval iron knife

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Unique ID: LVPL-C815C2

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Iron knife blade. Tang missing. The back of the blade is straight. The cutting edge curves away from the tang and is then straight. The blade widens towards the tip which is formed by the cutting edge curving sharply upwards then returning back towards the back of the blade.
A comparable shaped blade (though smaller) is recorded from London dating to the early to mid 14th century (J. Cowgill, M. de Neergaard and N. Griffiths, 1987, No.55)


This object has been coated in wax by the finder.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 219 mm
Width: 38 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2004

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Wrought
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: NORTH YORKSHIRE

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Cowgill, J., de Neergaard, M. and Griffiths, N. 1987 Knives and Scabbards: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London HMSO No.55

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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