MATERIAL: Iron AGE: Circa 8th - 9th century SIZE: 85mm long x 16mm DESCRIPTION: A great collectors starter item. Pouch Knife (Sheath). Sturdy blade, tang partly lost in antiquity. Comes with display stand CONDITION: Very good antique condition. heavy corrosion, now removed. Lightly Cleaned and conserved, sound and ready to display. FREE UK DELIVERY Comes with information sheet. Comes with our usual 10 day refund guarantee.

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These side or pouch (sheath) knives were among the most treasured possessions for Vikings, and rather than the large seax, it was these that were buried with them. They likely had spiritual significance to the owner during his life.

 According to custom, all free Norse men were required to own weapons, and permitted to carry them at all times. Indeed, the Havamal, purported to be sage advice given by Odin, states "Don't leave your weapons lying about behind your back in a field; you never know when you may need all of sudden your spear."