Lot 1663: Germanic Knife and Chape
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-4th century AD. A single-edged iron knife blade with V-shaped fuller to each face, narrow tang with pierced discoid finial, two securing studs for the organic grip to the shoulder; sub-conical split chape with incised saltire ornament to the front face. 206 grams total, 11.5-40 cm (4 1/2 - 15 3/4"). From an important Dutch collection; acquired in the 1980s. 
Condition Report: Fine condition, blade tip restored.