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Replica flint dagger with modern pine haft. This replica was made for the London before London Gallery, which opened in 1994. It is not based on any particular example in the museum's collections but an original dagger of this type would date to c.2000 BC. The flint blade was produced by Jon Humble. The handle, is made from strips of pine with wooden pommel and was manufactured by Phil Harding. Birch bark resin was used to hold the handle in place. Flint tools date from 2200-1500 BC. Many of the finest examples of flint-workers' craft occurs as metal begins to supersed stone.
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