Three early bronze age daggers and a replica dagger
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actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

Three early bronze age daggers and a replica dagger

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Three early bronze-age daggers and a replica dagger. On the left is a tanged copper dagger with a small triangular blade with bevelled cutting edges. It was found in the Thames at Mortlake and is attached to replica handle. The second item
A bone dagger with hilt. It is carved out of a single piece of solid bone and has a carefully moulded pommel. The blade is decorated with a linear design of zig-zags and grooves. Found in the Thames in west London. The third dagger is made from flint ; it has a substantial tang with notches to aid hafting. It was found in the Thames near Pope's Villa, Twickenham. The
replica flint 'beaker' dagger, on the right, is in a style dating to c. 2000 BC. The flint blade was produced by Jon Humble; the handle was made, from strips of pine, by Phil Harding. Birch bark resin was used to hold the handle in place.
 

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Date

2300 BC - 1500 BC
 

Image Number

002173
 

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