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from Cramalt South Tower, Meggetland, Selkirk

Postcard of Knife.
© National Museums Scotland


This 16th or 17th century knife was found in the rubble in the basement of Cramalt South Tower in Meggetland in Selkirkshire.

The tang - the projecting point which fits into the knife handle - has impressions of a textile binding.

Knives like this were carried around by individuals for use when eating.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-424-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.61
Date: 16th - 17th century
16th or 17th century
Material: Backed blade; scale tang with impressions of textile binding
Dimensions: 199 mm L
Where: Scotland, Selkirkshire, Meggetland, Cramalt (From rubble in basement of Cramalt South Tower)
Description: Knife with backed blade and scale tang with impressions of a textile binding, from the rubble in the basement of Cramalt South Tower, Meggetland, Selkirkshire, 16th - 17th century
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