Seller: timelineoriginals (10,913) 100%, Location: Upminster, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 260642756395 Original or Reproduction: Original, Details: SquareTrade © AP6.0 About Us Guarantee Shipping Auctions RARE ROMAN 'OCTAGONAL-HILTED CULTELLUS' KNIFE Iron and copper-alloy, 80 grams, 149.84 mm. 1st-4th century AD. A Roman cultellus, a culter or single-sided knife. The ferrous blade (almost 8 cm long) has a thick back narrowing sharply to an obtuse point. The hilt is octagonal in section for most of its length, with a single integral copper-alloy crossguard. The upper end of the hilt is in the form of a ridged dome. The design of the knife makes it perfect for fine control in paring and scraping. Reference: cf. the larger example from Croatia in Appels, A. & Laycock, S. Roman Buckles and Military Fittings, Witham, 2007, p.141. Very fine condition, rare to find with blade intact and stable. Provenance: from an old English collection. Please read about our Selling Policies on our About Us Pages Payment Credit or Debit Cards, we check consignee addresses and can only despatch to the cardholders billing address; Paypal to sales(at)time-line.co.uk; Bank Transfer; UK Cheque or Postal Order made payable to TimeLine Originals. Fees We do not charge any extras for taxes or handling. V.A.T. No. GB 795 7410 88; Margin scheme applies. Shipping UK Recorded delivery £2.50; UK Special delivery £5.50 including insurance International signed for £6.00 including insurance. Export licences may be required for some items. Under British law an export permit is required for all coins and antiquities over 50 years old found in UK soil. If required we make your application free of charge. Although this results in a delay, this export document ensures that your item is exported legally, and is an additional guarantee that your item is 100% authentic as described. Delivery We normally ship within 24 hours of receiving payment. Refunds & Returns All items are strictly described and graded, and are guaranteed genuine by us forever. Items are sent to you on 15 days approval. Belgravia developments (UK) Ltd. T/a TimeLine Originals; Company reg. No 3516937 Contact Me: info(at)time-lines.co.uk; Telephone: +44 1708-222384; Time-lines.co.uk, Berry Lodge, St. Mary's Lane, Upminster Essex, England, RM14 3PH.