MAS-O100169: MAS-O100169; Isle of Wight; Knife; Image 1 of 4

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Unique ID: MAS-O100169

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Double edged blade covered with concretions, around 25 mm wide and 280 mm long. Displays iron oxidation, and the item has not been preserved well. The blade is roughly 200 mm long and the thicker handle is approximately 80 mm long.

Following consultation with Henry Yallop of The Royal Armouries museum, this object can only be discribed as roughly the shape of a common blade form , i.e. roughly lenticular, and about 25 mm broad. What is not clear is whether it was once the complete blade, or that this is part of one, or alternatively that it was the part of another forged object, and only appears to be blade like.

Class: Tools and equipment
Sub class: cutting equipment

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Wreck details

Droit number: 026/18


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 270 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 0 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robbie Trevelyan

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 026/18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ4280
Four figure Latitude: 50.61820269
Four figure longitude: -1.40768541
1:25K map: SZ4280
1:10K map: SZ40NW
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Coastal walking
Current location: With finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Saturday 20th January 2018
Updated: Thursday 26th March 2020

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