1-2 Tower Street
Sheath for a knife
knife sheath of calf leather found in a large ditch forming part of
the fortifications on the north-west side of York castle. The sheath
is divided into separate portions for blade, handle and a suspension
flap in which there are two small suspension slits. Handle, blade
and suspension flap are delineated and decorated with different designs.
On the front of the suspension flap and handle, continuing onto the
back of the handle, is a simple interlace on a background of cross-hatching.
The front of the blade also bears a simple interlace. The back of
the blade, the back of the suspension flap and the front and back
edges of the handle all carry simple hatching.
Rogers, York Archaeological Trust)
L.136, W. 49, T.1.5mm.
and accession details :
York Archaeological Trust 1981.3, sf513
M. Duffy © York Archaeological Trust)