Knife handle

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from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland

Postcard of Knife handle.
© National Museums Scotland

Knife handle

This wooden knife handle was found at Gunnister in Northmavine in Shetland, found with the body of a man. The handle dates from the late 17th century.

The handle has a rounded end and is hollowed out for tang of the blade.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-389-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.ME 948
Date: Late 17th century
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 3.75" L
What: Handle, knife
Where: Scotland, Shetland, Northmavine, Gunnister
Description: Knife handle of wood, from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland
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