Selection of pre-historic daggers
© Museum of London
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Top left- Bone copy of metal dagger 1700bc; centre:front view of iron dagger in bronze-bound wooden sheath 550 bc. It has four indentations near hilt guard. The sheath is made from wood bound with bronze strips, the dagger originally had a wooden grip decorated with bronze and iron fittings. The blade was probably imported from the continent. The sheath is made locally. Top right: Bronze dagger 1700bc; bottom left flint dagger 2000bc; bottom right flint dagger 2000bc.
2200 BC - 700 BC