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POST MEDIEVAL KNIFE

A cast copper alloy knife end cap (pommel) from a scale tang knife of post-medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1700. The end cap is in the form of a stylised fleur-de-lis (Geake 2001, 75). It has three lobes at the outer end, each pierced by a circular hole. One each (narrow) side, there is a projecting flage forming a collar before the lobes. There is a slot in the attachment end in which the tang wou…