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Dave The Slave
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Found today and assume from a dagger.
Couple of inches down in stubble field.
Gave an 85/6 on the 400i,
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Measures 49mm x 14mm, curvature height of 15mm.
Handle slot 30mm x 10mm
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Lower slot for blade 44mm x 10mm at widest point
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Possible crescent shape pattern front and top of arch.
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The rear,
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Any further info appreciated, especially the age.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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No idea on age but interesting find 👍
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It wouldn't surprise me if that was Saxon or earlier. :thumbsup:
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Nice find Dave , will be interesting to see what age that may be :thumbsup:
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Agree with Fred.. Early medieval/ Saxon. Lovely find, Dave. Just imagine if it could talk. :clapping:
"The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them."
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Bet that feels lovely in the hand as it certainly doesn’t look like one of those relatively flimsy post medieval ones. I’d be delighted to find one of those!
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That is very nice :thumbsup:
After a quick look on the PAS database, I’d agree with the early medieval ID :thumbsup:
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Nice find ! I like that very much. :thumbsup:

Well found and well saved.
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Thanks for all the replies.
Warrior Queen found a virtual match in Finds Identified by Kevin Leahy and Michael Lewis,
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/384163
Which lead me to seeing this as well,
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/413473
Will be interesting to see what date they record mine as.
Iron age has been found in the area but not Saxon, not that means anything.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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My initial suspicion was that it was probably Iron Age but it's really difficult to tell from just photos so I kept my options open. Glad that it's now sorted. :thumbsup:
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Cor!!!!! Jolly nice Dave!
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Lovely find indeed Dave! I presume the blade and tang would have rusted away, but it does make me wonder if there is still a pommel to be found lurking out there somewhere...Wishful thinking I know, but would it be nice if you found it....
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