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Knife & Pricker

Knife & Pricker

$ 35.00

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.

The Medieval Knife & Pricker is made of stainless steel and has matching handles of wood, bone or horn.  The knife measures a full 9 1/4 inches in length, 3/4 of an inch in width.  The pricker 7 1/2 inches long. Both in the scabbard are 10 inches long. The tang is full or "scale".

The Medieval Knife & Pricker is perfect for medieval, historical reenactments groups, 100 years war, and the SCA.

 Available with a double scabbard at a new reduced price.

Update 1/27/17:  New Cutlery Stainless that will not spot or rust!

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