York, 16-22 Coppergate
Currier's knives

Both have the characteristic thin, wide blades with a straight end and a back with a slight S shape. The knives were used for preparing hides in the manufacture of leather objects.

1. 12th-13th century
Dimensions: L.176; blade: L.137, W.26mm

2. 11th /12th century
Dimensions: 1. L.109, W.19, T.3mm

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. sf4985, 2. sf5169

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

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