Late Medieval Early Tudor Period Wooden Handled Knife

Item Description

C. 15th-16th century
A nice iron bladed cutler with makers mark to blade and a wooden handle with brass shoulders and end terminal.
In past centuries people were rarely given cutlery by their host; and therefore took their own cutlery with them when they were invited and whilst they were travelling. The cutlery was usually carried in a sheath or case suspended from a belt or concealed in a pocket. It was not until about 1700 that uniform sets of cutlery were in common use. Tableware was highly personal: it demonstrated that it’s owner was cultured; had good taste and commanded wealth and power
Slight damage to wooden handle otherwise in good condition
140mm length



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