Is this a dagger chape? A full id would be much appreciated.

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brambleton
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I have searched a little on the PAS data base and have been unable to find one similar (perhaps I have been too hasty ;) )
A full id would be much appreciated.
Both sides are very similar but the side photographed does have little lines of dots decorating it, whilst the other side appears to only have the cast(?) decoration at the bottom.
Many thanks
Sarah
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Not sure :Thinking: It is definitely something interesting but might not necessarily be a chape. I hope someone has a brainwave :thumbsup:
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That is interesting! I wonder if it could be part of the handle of a knife or dagger? I am thinking some sort of pommel or "terminal" at the end of the handle?
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Pete E wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:28 am That is interesting! I wonder if it could be part of the handle of a knife or dagger? I am thinking some sort of pommel or "terminal" at the end of the handle?
Thank you Pete. The interior is as clean as a whistle having had a little wash - not a hint of ferrous corrosion . I'm not sure if that rules out a knife terminal or not, but thought it worth a mention!
Do you have any idea on a date for the piece?
Thanks again
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:17 pm Not sure :Thinking: It is definitely something interesting but might not necessarily be a chape. I hope someone has a brainwave :thumbsup:
Thank you Cat.
Do you have any idea on a date for it from the photos?
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brambleton wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 6:13 pm Thank you Pete. The interior is as clean as a whistle having had a little wash - not a hint of ferrous corrosion . I'm not sure if that rules out a knife terminal or not, but thought it worth a mention!
Do you have any idea on a date for the piece?
Thanks again
Sadly I don't, but i definitely think it's worth showing your FLO or even just send the pictures and see what they say...
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I can see the dots, but it may be my imagination but I see script down the middle towards the point.
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