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Late roman knife
#1
Avete omnes

It is a myreproduction of a late roman knife,the scabbard plate is in bronze,the handle in bone.
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PierPaolo siercovich
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#2
Very nice! :-)
Virilis / Jyrki Halme
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#3
Lovely!
Francis Hagan

The Barcarii
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#4
Lovely work Smile . How late is the knife and can you tell us anymore about the find upon which it is based?
Marc Byrne
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#5
Nice knife! Did you actually find an original scabard plate that is as flat as that? All those I have come across are more pronounced. See e.g. http://www.romanarmytalk.com/20-roman-re...0&start=15
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#6
Avete omnes

The plate of the scabbard is from Vindonissa but I don't know exactly the datation.Martin your reproduction is really lovely!
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PierPaolo siercovich
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#7
Hi,

the Gemllianus scabbards may start in the late 2nd century AD, certainly in the 3rd. For a detailed discussion of the dating and lots of detail pictures and drawings etc. see:
Berger, Ludwig. Durchbrochene Messerfutteral-Beschläge (Thekenbeschläge) aus Augusta Raurica. Ein Beitrag zur provinzial-römischen Ornamentik. Forschungen in Augst 32, 2002.
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#8
These ornaments are quite frequent in the 3rd century. Sadly, we don't know, if they survived into the 4th century, or how they were attached (the 2 rings-on one side thing is speculation).
Kis György Márk (by western standards, György Márk Kis)

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