Knives from the Viking Age

Knives from the Viking Age

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Viking knife from Gotland

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Assorted knives and scabbards from Birka (SHM 34000).

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Viking knife 1

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Gotlandic Viking Knife; picture and drawings of original (and reproduction by : VendelRus).

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A double bladed folding knife found in Canterbury. The knife is a rare type found usually in saxon sites, but uniquely is decorated with the viking Børre style ringwork.

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A color photograph of the Canterbury folding knife.

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Additional blades found at the Viking Age levels at Coppergate, York, England.

Knives from the Viking Age

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Illustration of knife blade #2808 found at Coppergate, York, England.

Knives from the Viking Age

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Iron knife with silver wire in the area between the handle and the blade. From a female grave (grave 503 at Ihre, Hellvi parish, Gotland). 9th-10th century C.E.

Knives from the Viking Age

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Viking "swivel" knife from Canterbury, Kent, England. Scan of a page from James Graham-Campbell depicting and describing the knife.

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Finally, an explanation of those curled handled "Viking knives" that aren't found in Viking age burials! "Vestjyske jernknive" by Olav Martinsen, Skjern-Egvad Museum, Denmark. This type of Iron Age knife is found in both male and female graves in South Scandinavia, and dates to 500 BCE- 0 CE. Definitely NOT Viking Age!

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Knife was found in the neighbourhood Färgaren in the city of Lund. The sheath consists of shaped leather decorated with small silver rivets and a single bronze fitting for suspension to a belt. I believe the original is about 11th century CE.

Audhumbla: New knife from Lund

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Knife sheath on chain from Viking age Gotland; By jesthorbjorn, via Flickr.

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Medieval iron knife blades. 8th-13th century CE. Found in Thrace / Macedonia. Measure between 11 and 16 cm long. Not Viking, but roughly contemporary with the Viking Age. It's interesting to compare the shapes.

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Knives from Novgorod, Viking age.

Viking handle materials

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Other Rus knives, Viking period.

Rus Knife - 9th Century

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Rus knife in sheath (below the spearhead), 9th century.

Rus Knife - 9th Century

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9th century bone handled Viking knife, Yorkshire Museum.

Rus Knife - 9th Century

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