WMID-430188: A Post Medieval Knife

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KNIFE

Unique ID: WMID-430188

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete iron probable leather-worker's knife dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-80). The object has a sub-rectangular blade narrowing at one end to a sharply pointed tang. The blade end of the object is slightly narrowed in profile suggesting this is the cutting edge. There are no other distinguishing marks apparent. The object shows signs of corrosion across all sides.

A similar object can be seen in Margeson (1993: 190) no. 1471.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 211mm in length, 52.27mm in width, 9.65mm in thickness and 439g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 211 mm
Width: 52.27 mm
Thickness: 9.65 mm
Weight: 439 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Huddington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9357
Four figure Latitude: 52.21117336
Four figure longitude: -2.10386383
1:25K map: SO9357
1:10K map: SO95NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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