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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (possibly, made)
    London (excavated)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel with wood and latten

  • Museum number:

    M.41-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The decorative horse-hoof cap suggests that this knife came from the south Netherlands. It was excavated in London. There are signs of recently active rust in the pits on the blade. The wooden scales on the handle have been pushed out by the expanding rust from the tang underneath (the part onto which the handle is fixed) .

Physical description

Knife with wooden scales held by latten clover-leaves with latten shoulders and cap. Cutler's mark: a crossbow inlaid in latten. Excavated in London, perhaps imported from Flanders

Place of Origin

Flanders (possibly, made)
London (excavated)

Date

early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel with wood and latten

Marks and inscriptions

Mark: a crossbow inlaid in latten
Cutler's mark:

Dimensions

Length: 8.62 in

Object history note

Excavated in London, possibly originally imported from Flanders.

Descriptive line

Knife with wooden scales held by latten clover-leaves with latten shoulders and cap. Cutler's mark: a crossbow inlaid in latten. Excavated in London, perhaps imported from Flanders, early 16th century

Categories

Eating; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery; Archaeology

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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