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Fish Trap

A fence of sticks across a small stream directed fish through an opening that lead into the fish trap. When the trap is full, the pointed end is untied and the fish are removed. The trap is retied …

This exquisite historical Viking age knife was probably made from a cut-down sax blade. The blade is pattern welded, and the fittings, shown in more detail to the left and right, are magnificent. The grip is in the form of a bird, with decorations incised into the wood and bronze making up the grip. The total length of the knife is 31cm (12.5in). X-ray images show that the tang is quite short.

Saxes, like any other Viking age weapons, were valuable. When they were damaged or worn, the iron was repurposed, and used for some other tool or weapon. This exquisite historical Viking age knife was probably made from a cut-down sax blade.

Skjoldet fra Trelleborg. Dateret til sidste fjerdedel af 900tallet. Langs randen var regelmæssigt placerede "syhuller". Nederst ses det udskårne greb.

Skjoldet fra Trelleborg. Dateret til sidste fjerdedel af 900tallet. Langs randen var regelmæssigt placerede "syhuller". Nederst ses det udskårne greb.