Iron Age Knife, Caburn Hillfort, East Sussex
A reproduction of an Iron Age knife found at Caburn Hillfort near Lewes, East Sussex. Made as close to the dimensions of the original which is held in the Salisbury Museum Collections, this knife may have once found use for preparing the daily meals of an Iron Age family. Faithfully reproduced to the dimensions of the original, the blade is forged from laminated iron which has been folded to over 500 layers. The blade has been hammer hardened while cold to strengthen the edge and lightly etchedd to bring out the patterns of the lamination. To finish, it has been fitted with a large antler handle.
Comfortable in the hand and warm to the touch, the original has been given a new lease of life through this reproduction and it would be a great addition to any Iron Age impression. A good and tough knife, perfect for cooking and everyday use on living history displays, it holds a decent cutting edge and is very tough with almost no brittleness.
-Laminated Iron Blade
Overall Length- 217mm
Blade Length- 115mm
Max Blade Width- 36mm