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Knives and Scabbards - a book by Cowgill, J.

Knives and Scabbards

Knives and Scabbards( )
Author: Cowgill, J.
Neergaard, M. de
Griffiths, N.
Contribution by: Museum of London Staff,
Series title:Medieval Finds from Excavations in London Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

Knives were vital to medieval man for a whole range of uses, from the domestic to the wider social context: Anglo-Saxon pre-Christian burials bear silent witness to this dependence in the many cases where knives are found among the grave-goods. Forged and hafted with great skill, sometimes with elaborately decorated scabbards, knives are of intrinsic fascination, besides being indicators of the popular artistic tastes of the time. This book catalogues, discusses and illustrates over...
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