Seller: picardiantiques (97) 94.9%, Location: Clinton Township, Michigan, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 221993027041 VIKING SIDE OR POUCH KNIVES, 850-1050 A.D. Carries as weapons, these small knives were cherished by Viking Warriors and it is they, not the more well-known scramseaxes, which were buried with them. Suitable for slashing, including the throat which was a common fighting technique, their function as weapons, rather than tools, is verified by the very limited effects of sharpening, despite the fact that they are made of relatively soft iron. This example of 3 1/8" length with whittle tang originally seated, without guard, in a bone, antler or wood grip. Professionally conserved excavated condition.