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PostPosted: Sun 23 May, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: I just wanted to share a neat small knife I saw         Reply with quote

I thought some of you may be interested in the silver inlay and general shape of this attractive little seax/knife.

Pretty cool. Cool

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/Coll...p;id=29492



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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing that Jeremy, it is a sweet little knife and one day I hope to make a repro of it, but until then I shall just cherish the picture.

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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: I just wanted to share a neat small knife I saw         Reply with quote

Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
I thought some of you may be interested in the silver inlay and general shape of this attractive little seax/knife.

Pretty cool. Cool

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/Coll...p;id=29492


Very nice. Can you make an estimate of the size? I assume it is small. And I am curious what the inlaid lettering says. Thanks for posting this.

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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: I just wanted to share a neat small knife I saw         Reply with quote

Philip Montgomery wrote:

Very nice. Can you make an estimate of the size? I assume it is small. And I am curious what the inlaid lettering says. Thanks for posting this.


From the Museum of London web page:

Measurements: whole: 136 x 24 mm

The lettering on one side says 'OSMHND', which was probably the owner's name. The name Osmund suggests that the owner was of Anglo-Saxon descent.

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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I wonder what the construction of the blade is on this knife. If the blade is iron and the edge steel would this show in the corrosion? The metal looks to be homogenous to me.
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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the image, I have a small low-res image of that one and have wanted one that showed more detail.
Neat little knife/seax...

It does appear to be homogenous steel.

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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: I just wanted to share a neat small knife I saw         Reply with quote

[quote="Neil Langley"]
Philip Montgomery wrote:


...The lettering on one side says 'OSMHND', which was probably the owner's name. The name Osmund suggests that the owner was of Anglo-Saxon descent.

Neil




Hi all...

Here are a couple of pictures of the other side with the OSMHND inlay...

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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

More pics and info here:

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/Even...p;id=29492
http://www.museumoflondonprints.com/image.php...earch=true
http://www.museumoflondonprints.com/image.php...earch=true
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/Coll...p;id=29492
http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/gallery2/main.p...emId=12255

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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These are great pics!

This sets the stage for a fabulous reproductions. So much detail is evident. Someone needs to take the plunge! Wink

I love this knife but I have my eye on a different little knife with similar proportions.

I don't see how the blade could be homogenous though. With this level of inlay and attention I would think that a steel edge would be incorporated.
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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The tang looks to be corroded differently than the rest. Any thoughts on whether that's a different material than the rest of the blade?
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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's not possible that the grip influenced the corrosion? I would have think that it would have reduced it, but maybe a wooden one would soak up water and corrode the tang more readly...
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PostPosted: Sat 29 May, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Or (as a river find) if it was buried blade down the tang may simply have been in shallower, more oxygenated mud - causing this area to corrode faster.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jun, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hilts always make the tang corrode differently. Frequently there is remains of the hilt included on the tang. It's possible that this one may have had hilt remains too, but they may have fallen off/removed. One of the other saxes in the Museum of London still has remains of the wood on the tang (identified as possibly box). You can see more photos here:
http://1501bc.com/page/museum_of_london/index.html

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jun, 2010 3:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool little knife. I want Tod to make one Happy Interesting how the back of the blade is beveled.
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