Medieval Knife & Pricker Feast Gear
Medieval Knife & Pricker Feast Gear to eat like in noble or humble fashion. This middle ages era knife and pricker will hold an edge well and will not rust if neglected but may stain if mistreated. Good all-around feast gear for serious medieval reenactment, Rennaissance fair, LARP, and SCA feasting.
- Choose Bone, Horn, or Olivewood handle.
- Double Natural Vegetable tanned leather Scabbard.
- Hand Hammered Blade of 1095 stainless tool steel. (Rust Resistant)
- Rockwell Hardness 45.
- Leather thong to hang on your Belt
Measurements: The Medieval Knife & Pricker Feast Gear knife measures a full 9 1/4 inches in length, 3/4 of an inch in width. The pricker is 7 1/2 inches long. Both in the scabbard are 10 inches long. The tang is full or "scale".
History: The Medieval Knife & Picker is listed in the Museum of London's Knives and Scabbards as a scabbard with additional sheath. It dates from 1250-1450.
Five hundred years ago, neither hosts nor inns provided guests with eating utensils. "Members of the upper class never traveled without their own set of cutlery," Sara Coffin, curator of 17th- and 18th-century decorative arts at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City.
People used to carry their own cutlery and ate with a pricker, knife, and spoon before the wide use of the fork. The pricker was used to hold the food down, the knife to cut it, and eaten using the spoon. This is based on existing sets of knife and pricker, from all over Europe.