Object Title

Blade

Blade

Date

900-1100

Object Number

X.1659

Provenance

Purchased 23 August 1991. Stated by the vendor to have been found in a ploughed field near Kings Lynn in April, 1991.

Physical Description

Small and of usual shape; single-edged, the half of its length nearest the tip having a convexly curved forward edge and a clipped back. The tang tapers uniformly to a point.
Condition on acquisition: in excavated condition; surface heavily oxidised and pitted overall. Extreme tip of blade missing.

Dimensions

OverallLength5.15 in

Associations

Notes

Other scramasaxes in the Royal Armouries collection are: X.1602 and X.1603. Considered for display in Leeds but found to be in too poor a condition (PJL, 20/01/1995).