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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel with carved wood and latten mounts

  • Museum number:

    902-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In 1902, this knife was excavated from the Tabernacle Walk in Finsbury, London. The corrosion on the blade has resulted in pitting, the formation of small depressions on the surface. However, there seems to be little damage to the cutting edge.

Physical description

Steel knife blade with spur Cutler's mark, and handle with wooden scales held by latten rivets, latten shoulders and cap.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel with carved wood and latten mounts

Marks and inscriptions

spur
Cutler's mark

Dimensions

Length: 7.25 in, Width: 0.75 in handle

Descriptive line

Steel knife blade with spur Cutler's mark, and handle with wooden scales held by latten rivets, latten shoulders and cap. Excavated in Tabernacle Walk, Finsbury, early 16th century

Production Note

Excavated in Tabernacle Walk, Finsbury, September 1902

Materials

Wood; Brass; Steel

Categories

Archaeology; Eating; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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