Very rare Medieval Viking era iron knife with a decorated handle, made of with several green toned bone- and metal layers/discs and decorated with bone at the sides. The decorations are both punched- and inlays with tiny iron bars.
Very rare to find iron in this state of preservation. The blade is still in good-reasonable shape and sharp !
Length: 23 cm
Width: 2 cm (blade width)
Condition: Reasonable to good condition, visible signs of rust and wear consistent with age and use, see pictures for own impression. To be handled with care.
Shipping: registered and insured parcel.
Certificate of Authenticity available upon request (pdf-format).
Purchased by the current owner at a Dutch collector's fair in 2020.
The seller guarantees this piece is acquired in a legal manner. Related documents seen by Catawiki.
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- Viking iron knife with decorated bone grip
- Century/ Timeframe
- 9th - 11th century AD
- Good Condition, See Photo