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Record ID: SOM-D4FCEA
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Part of a complete copper alloy knife handle and the iron knife tang of post-medieval date, circa AD 1756 - 1763.The handle is comprised of two sub-rectangular strips of metal each broken at one end, one currently longer than the other. The missing end would have been the terminal of the handle, the remaining end would have been where the handle met the blade. At this end the plates are riveted together with a circular copper alloy rivet. Part of the iron knife blade and flat tang is retained by the rivet. This is presumably the remains of the knife blade. The plates are decorated alon…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-5465A5
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A flint knife. The knife is sub-oval with a rounded squared proximal end and has a largely plano convex cross section. The dorsal face shows covering, scaled, low angle and semi-abrupt flaking. The scars across the central ridge are broader with smaller scars around the margins. The ventral face is smooth and flat towards the distal end with a sight off centre bulb at the proximal end, several large flakes have been removed at the left side proximal end probably an attempt to remove the bulb of percussion. The original colour of the flint is a semi- translucent mid-brown, however the k…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-3FA667
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A possible copper alloy knife or other implement handle. An oval cross-sectioned bar which is solid metal for most of its length. It has a split aperture at one end in which there are remnants of a probable iron blade. Date: Probably Post Medieval - 1500 - 1800 Dimensions: 52.6mm x 9.2mm x 6.6mmWeight: 18.95g
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-34BDAD
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Damaged remains of a flint tool, probably a knife of Neolithic to Bronze age date. The piece is leaf shaped but much larger than an arrowhead. The outline appears mainly complete but breaks on both faces mean the extent of original retouch and exact form of the edges is unclear. A small amount of cortext (c.10% of the face) remains near the point on one face which may indicate it is unfinished and broke during production. The piece appears to have been formed on a large flake with pistal end now formed into the point. Some of the bulb of percussion may remain at the proximal end but …
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 24th September 2018
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Record ID: DOR-EB1163
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A cast, copper alloy knife end-stop dating to c.1500-1600. It takes the form of a shod horses hoof. Probably Tudor in date. The cap is from a scale-tang knife in the form of a horse hoof, it is oval in cross-section throughout its length and curved in side profile. The terminal (foot) is decorated with the details of a shoe consisting of three punched indentations either side and a groove along the flat edge with a central groove. There are transverse grooves around the exterior of the object to delineate the lower parts of the horses hoof and fetlock. The blade of the knife is missing…
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: DOR-8EC519
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A complete bronze socketed knife. It is slightly damaged at the tip of the blade. The hollow rectangular socket has convex long sides and flat short sides. It measures 16.36 mm x 21.82 mm with internal dimensions 11.66 mm x 16.18 mm. The socket is approximately 48 mm long inside and tapers slightly to the blade. There are two small circular attachment holes one in each of the long sides at the mid point towards the top of the socket ( 3.05 mm internal diameter). The blade is thinned from the end of the socket. It is short with a rounded terminal it has a slightly raised wide mid-rib. I…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sturminster Marshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-D00C64
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to Post-Medieval copper alloy composite knife terminal, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1600. The object comprises of a single piece of copper alloy sheet folded around to meet at a soldered join, although it has now broken to the left of this, creating a hollow, sub-rectangular body, with a slightly flared lip at the top edge. A probable cap, originally closing the terminal, has been lost. The sides of the terminal are faceted, creating a hexagonal cross section and with each longitudinal face bearing engraved decoration. The two flanking facets on each side are decorated wi…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-53D059
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy end-cap dating to c.1500-1600. The cap is from a scale-tang knife in the form of a horse hoof, it is oval in cross-section throughout its length and curved in side profile. The terminal (foot) is flat with the exception of a groove. There are transverse grooves around the exterior of the object to delineate the lower parts of the horses hoof and fetlock. The blade of the knife is missing, however, there is a rectangular slot that would have housed it. Reference: The use of a horse's hoof is a common type for end-caps in the post-Medieval period. Several good exa…
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D99025
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy bifurcated knife end cap or stop. Cast in the form of two outward facing opposing animal heads, one is now missing. Both heads would be identical, the surviving has a rounded, beak-like snout and open mouth. Between the heads on both sides and at the top is a deep longitudinal groove. The base of the necks is thickened and decorated on each side with a groove. The base has an oval cross section and a deep groove which would have housed the tang of the iron knife blade. This is likely to be a stop for a scale tang knife and is similar to a more complete …
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D95F39
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper alloy knife end-cap or stop. A zoomorphic end-cap in the form of a stylised animal's head, possibly imitating a heraldic emblem such as a bear or dog's head. The details are marked by incised lines around the snub nose and mouth and across the brow. The ears or possbily eyes are indicated by two deep circular recesses. At the base of the stop is a remnant of the iron tang of the knife, the handle of which this once decorated. Reference: A similar example can be seen on the database DOR-AED071 Date: Early Post-Medieval - 16th century Dimensions: 15.…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-5892DA
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy knife end cap or stop. A rectangular copper alloy stop decorated with three rounded lobes on the upper edge. Each of the lobes has a circular aperture. It has an rectangular cross section. Below the tri-lobed upper edge both the faces of the stop are decorated with obtuse engled cross hatched incised lines. There are incised lines along the vertical edges of the two faces. The sides of the stop are wedge-shaped in profile. On the underside of the stop is the remnant of the iron tang of the missing knife, extending into a rectangular slot evident part way up the sides..…
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-060366
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A bifacially worked knife made on a small flake of Portland chert. The chert is opaque and dark grey in colour with a low-gloss patina, the knife is pointed-oval at the distal end and rounded-oval at the proximal end. Both faces have semi-invasive, scalar low angle retouch to the side margins, the ventral face still has its bulb of percussion with bulbar scar and is slightly incurved, the low bulb indicates probable use of a soft hammer. The tip has snapped off probably due to post-depositional damage. Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC. Dimensions: 35.6mm x 2…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: DOR-05A46B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A unifacially worked knife made on a flake of Portland chert. The chert is opaque and dark grey in colour with a low-gloss patina, the knife is sub-triangular in shape with a triangular cross section. The dorsal face right side margin shows semi invasive scaled, semi abrupt retouch, possibly pressure flaked, this extends around the proximal end and part of the distal end. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer, however there are strong ripples and a bulbar scar. There is slight flaking to straighten the left side edge, this would class…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-0562D2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A unifacially worked knife made on a large flake of Portland chert. The chert is opaque and dark to mid grey in colour with a low gloss patina, the knife is oval with an irregular triangular cross section. The bulb of percussion has been removed from the ventral face; semi invasive, scalar low angle retouch is visible along medial parts of both margins; one edge has and area of fine long, scalar, low angle retouch to the distal end, which may be use-damage or post-depositional as it is discontinuous. Note the high gloss areas on the dorsal surface are unlikely to be edge-gloss, more li…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: DOR-2223D8
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small bifacially flaked 'Laurel leaf' knife, made on a secondary flint flake and broken at one end. The knife is sub-oval to lozenge shaped. Both faces show covering, scalar, low angle working, possibly by direct percussion flaking, except for one small area of thick nodular cortex which covers around ten percent of one face. The cross-section is crudely lenticular and the edges are irregular. The flint is semi-translucent mid browny grey with pale matt grey patches and a high gloss patina. Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC. Dimensions: 44.8mm x 30mm x…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-8F533B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A probable bifacially worked 'laurel leaf knife' made on a tertiary flake of mottled grey flint with an incipient blue-grey mid-gloss patina. Irregular sub-oval in shape with one face showing covering, irregular, scalar low angle retouch, possibly at least in part the result of pressure flaking; the other face has more semi-abrupt retouch along its margins, surrounding larger smooth percussion flaking scars. Part of one edge appears crazed and probably heat-affected. (Could also possibly be a roughout for an arrowhead) Date: Late Neolithic to early Bronze Age 3300 to 1600 BC Dim…
Created on: Friday 13th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-D2F6F7
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bifacially worked tool possibly a knife or large scraper tool made on a secondary flint flake. Rounded in shape with an all over mid-gloss, pale grey patina and occassional reddish brown ferrous stains. The dorsal face retains 80% thick chalky cortex and irregular invasive, scaled semi-abrupt retouch around the distal end with shorter flaking along the left and right margins. The ventral face retains an area of slightly granular natural fracture at the distal end, there is irregular invasive low angle flaking around much of the margin. A bulb of percussion is absent as the proximal …
Created on: Wednesday 4th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-1C9EC4
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knife made on a tertiary flake of flint. The object is sub-triangular in shape with a lenticular cross section. The flint is opaque, light grey mottled with a low-gloss patina and a speckled white repatination covering the whole of the ventral face. The dorsal face shows broad flake removal scars across the centre of the face and covering, scaled low angle retouch extending around the whole circumference of the tool with the edges showing finer pressure flaking which appears jagged and hackly in areas. The ventral face shows no apparent bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Record ID: DOR-306C11
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint possible knife. Made on a large, tertiary probable blade flake of patchy grey and off-white flint. The surface is glossy. The distal and proximal ends are both broken off. The ventral face retains a flat area, but has also been flake. On the dorsal faces are several elongate flake removals. The margins have been crudely and irregulary retouched and there is also some short, abrupt retouch on the ends.Possibly a crude, expedient knife. Date: Probably Neolithic c. 4000 - 2350 BC Dimensions: 59.0 mm x 27.7 mm x 10.4 mm Weight: 25.09 g
Created on: Friday 29th April 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th April 2016
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Record ID: DOR-2FA95B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A flintknife Made on a cortical flake of orange stained flint. The surface is glossy. On the dorsal face is a large area of thick, nodule cortex. The ventral face retains an area of widely space waves of percussion. On the ventral face there is long, invasive pressure flaking and on the same edge on dorsal face is shorter invasive retouch to create a cutting edge. Date: Neolithic to Early Bronze Age c. 4000 - 2700 BC Dimensions: 49.2 mm x 29.7 mm x 11.9 mm Weight: 15.3 g
Created on: Friday 29th April 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th April 2016
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