The Salisbury Knife
A personal favourite of Heritage Blades, affectionately know by us as "The Salisbury Knife", on display at Salisbury Museum.
Found in the old drainage channels of medieval Salisbury, this is a very unique type of knife from the 14th century, with the only other comparable knife coming from London. The blade is a seax derivative and had a groove running along one side. The original survived with a bone end piece held in place by a single rivet. Perhaps most noteable about the knife is its serrated weld line, where the laminated iron of the blade meets the steel cutting edge- just like the original. The rest of the handle is made up with beautifully patterned boxwood scales fitted with steel rivets.
This knife comes with a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath, with incised decorations taken from sheaths found in London. As an additional piece, there is a holder on the back for a small honing steel/awl, recreated from exsisting finds, to help keep your cutting edge sharp.
Handle: Boxwood and bone
Handle Length: 80mm
Blade: Laminated iron and a steel edge
Blade Length: 135mm
Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
Max Blade Width: 23mm
Sheath: Veg tan leather, hand stitched, incised decoration, dyed blood red