Knife & Pricker (Renaissance)
This Renaissance Knife & Pricker is listed in the Before the Mast as a scabbard with additional sheath. It dates from 1400 -1650.
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 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 Renaissance Knife & Pricker is made of stainless steel and has matching handles of wood, bone or horn. The knife measures a full 9 3/4 inches in length, 1 an inch in width, and a 6 inch blade. The pricker 9 1/4 inches long. Both in the scabbard are 10 1/2 inches long. The tang is full or "scale".
The Renaissance Knife & Pricker is perfect for medieval, historical reenactments groups, 100 years war, and the SCA.
Double Scabbard included!
Update 1/27/17: New cutlery stainless used, no more spots or rust!