Tod's Stuff Late 14th Century Eating Knife
Original: 14th century

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Whether used around the house or camp, in the course of plying one's trade, for eating, or for self-defense, knives of all forms hung at the belts of men throughout the Middle Ages. Ubiquitous and useful, they were also canvases for decoration. Indeed, many knives and their sheaths show a variety decorative styles and techniques.

This knife, made by Tod's Stuff of the United Kingdom, draws inspiration from several River Thames finds now housed in the The Museum of London. The blade, with its line of inlaid brass Xs, is mounted in a lace wood (a species of maple) grip with decorative tubular brass rivets. The grip is finished with brass hilt and butt plates with a raised peen block.

The sheath is patterned after the remains of one documented in the book Knives and Scabbards. Dated to the late 14th century, its surface is tooled with a variety of heraldic shields. These shields have been painted, lending a splash of color to the sheath.

Overall length: 10"
Weight: .29 pounds
Blade: 5.125" long; 1" wide tapering to 1"
Grip and pommel: 4.875"

Maker: Tod's Stuff of Oxford, United Kingdom.

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