Viking Eating Knife

Here is a Viking eating knife… just a simple belt knife that would have be used at the table for various purposes such as cutting meat, bread, etc.  It isn’t a replica rather it’s a composite of various knives found in archaeological settings.  The blade was forged from a spike I salvaged from a washed up timber on an island in Lake Superior.  It dates to the 19th century and was forged from ‘shear steel’ or carburized wrought iron.  The pattern seen in the blade is a signature of this kind of steel and is similar to how steel from the late Iron Age would look.   This steel is very high carbon.  The handle is deer bone and lathe turned maple.  It is 8″ over all in length.

This knife was made for a Viking re-enactment event and I’m now putting it up for sale for $125 including sheath.

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