Late 11th century
have blades with backs which are straight before curving to the tip.
The cutting edges are S-shaped as a result of wear.
(top) Dimensions: L.164; blade:L73, W.9, T.4mm
(bottom) Dimensions: L.213; blade:L.106, W.17, T.7mm
Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft, Industry and Everyday
Life: Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, 1. sf5154, 2. sf5371
S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)