York,16-22 Coppergate
Late 11th century

Both have blades with backs which are straight before curving to the tip. The cutting edges are S-shaped as a result of wear.

1. (top) Dimensions: L.164; blade:L73, W.9, T.4mm

2. (bottom) Dimensions: L.213; blade:L.106, W.17, T.7mm

Bibliography :
Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, 1. sf5154, 2. sf5371

(Photo: S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)

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