Grimbosq (Calvados)
The castle motte


11th century

The knife in iron presents a wide blade whose quadrangular section tang is bounded by a damascened collar in brass. The slightly concave back of the blade which is cutting at the point probably indicates its use as a hunting weapon.

Dimensions of the object
L. 157 mm ; l. 33 mm

- Decaëns, J, La Motte d'Olivet à Grimbosq (Calvados), résidence seigneuriale du XIe s. - Archéologie médiévale, XI, 1981, p. 167-201

Musée de Normandie, Caen, Calvados
D. 85 6 151, Dépôt D.R.A.C. de Basse-Normandie