Viking Iron axe-head; 10th-11th c, River Thames, London Projecting spurs on either side of the head, broad neck, and markedly expanded blade. The blade is very thin, but thickens immediately behind the edge.
Viking knife detail - 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.