Blade of a “sax” (long knife)



Iron, in excavated condition. Straight, single-edged blade with flat back & spear point. Near cutting edge is incised thin line on both faces, extending from within tang, to point, to whence it curves. Broad, flat tang of moderate length, & tapering to blunt point. Tang with single, oval hole near shoulders.

Curator's Comments

Type class C.


Stephen Pollington, "The English Warrior, from earliest times to 1066" (Hockwold-cum-Wilton: Anglo-Saxon Books, 1996), pp. 146-50. Harold L. Peterson, "Daggers and Fighting Knives of the Western World, from the Stone Age till 1900 (New York: Walker & Company, 1968): pp. 9-11.


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