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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Knives and knife end-stops https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops.html Knife Handle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-handle-15790.html Mon, 06 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife Handle  
Description: The incomplete copper-alloy side-plate of an inscribed post-medieval knife handle. The remaining part of the inscription, which is moulded in relief, reads [ ] MAKE YOU BLE[ ].
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-57764.html Wed, 27 Dec 2023 20:12:04 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife  
Description: An eighteenth century inscribed copper-alloy knife with the corroded remains of a steel blade. The inscription on one side of the handle reads SUCCESS TO THE [crown motif], and that on the other side, AMERICAN FORCES. The inscriptions are moulded in relief and refer to the British colonial forces in America fighting the French forces during the French and Indian War, part of the Seven Years' War of 1756-1763.

See also UKDFD 34504 and UKDFD 48214.

Note
The two sides of a similar handle illustrated on page 87 of Artifacts of the British Armies in Fort Edward and Lake George by David R. Starbuck are described as razor handles, but the inscription on a closely related example (UKDFD 4184) supports identification as a knife. Another similar example, recorded as British Museum No. 1895,0603.8, clearly has a folding blade, and the BM comments that "These knives would have been sold as commemoratives... to whomever wished to buy one."  The shape of the blade on the BM example is that of a cutlery (table/dessert) knife.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife End-Stop https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-end-stop-57733.html Thu, 16 Nov 2023 21:54:26 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife End-Stop  
Description: A decorative knife end-stop (wooden handle cap) dating to the early post-medieval period. The cap has been formed from sheet metal and soldered into a hexagonal-shaped body with a separate solid top and open base. On one side, the top end flares outwards in plan view, and each rectangular panel has been embellished with incised decoration. The corroded remains of the blades iron tang protrude from the base, and vestigial remains of a tinned surface finish and a singular soldered seam are visible.

Although the applied decoration is worn, it is of a known and documented type, possibly with European origins, engraved with figurative iconography suggested to be that of saints. This is based upon examples of late medieval iconographic finger rings; UKDFD 8101. Each cap having in common vertical figure(s) on two opposing panels, with more simplistic linear patterns between. The top of this cap is also decorated with what appears to be an 'O'-shaped motif. See NLM-409284BH-9B5EC1, NLM-1255EC & LON-908D49 as similar examples.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife End-Stop https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-end-stop-57592.html Tue, 12 Sep 2023 13:28:43 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife End-Stop  
Description: A sub-cylindrical copper-alloy end-stop from the handle of an early post-medieval scale-tang knife. The cap has been fabricated from a single piece of sheet metal, cut and shaped with two longitudinal seams. Each side has been decorated with an indented saltire, and the oval-shaped top with a six-pointed star. A copper-alloy rivet remains in situ for attachment purposes.

It would appear that knife end-stops of this form were either solidly cast with a purposeful 'slot' at the base for direct fixing onto the terminal end of the iron tang; UKDFD 30471 & SUR-B5B860, whilst others have been fabricated from sheet-metal to create a hollow 'cap', which was then secured over both scales and hidden tang via rivet; NMS-0447A3 & NMS-A08D89.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife Handle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-handle-57477.html Tue, 01 Aug 2023 13:37:36 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife Handle  
Description: The terminal end of a post medieval lead-alloy or pewter pistol grip knife handle with high-relief floral decoration.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife End-Stop https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-end-stop-57303.html Mon, 10 Apr 2023 18:00:38 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife End-Stop  
Description: An end-stop with a rounded bifurcate top from the handle of a cutlery knife. The form of the object suggests that it is modelled on two conjoined horse-hooves with horseshoes fitted. The thickness of the shoes is represented by moulded circumferential grooves. This type of end-stop usually had indented dots on the upper surfaces representing nail holes. Remains of the iron scale tang are present in the slotted base.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife Handle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-handle-56139.html Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:00:44 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife Handle  
Description: A copper-alloy whittle-tang knife handle of the early post-medieval period. The handle is cast in the form of a classical female figure standing, the upper torso naked and the arms truncated. Drapery tied at the hips of the figure tapers into a plain rectangular-section pillar, which has the open end of a cored hole at its base. The hole would originally have housed the tang of the iron blade, but no trace of this survives.

Cf. PAS: NMS-9E4795
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife End-Stop https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-end-stop-56126.html Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:50:35 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife End-Stop  
Description: The end-stop from the handle of an early post-medieval scale-tang knife. It is of rectangular section, with a flared underside and a mushroom-shaped terminal knop. The sides are inscribed with incuse Roman style letters reading 'HILF' on one side and 'MIR' on the other, German for 'Help Me'. The knife end is slotted to accommodate the blade, which is now missing. The orientation of the lettering is such that one side is opposed to the other so that it can be read when the knife is rotated on its axis, rather than when it is rotated end to end.

Cf. UKDFD 1581 and PAS: NMS-3406E0
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife End-Stop https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-end-stop-55774.html Mon, 28 Dec 2020 11:17:14 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife End-Stop  
Description: The cast copper-alloy end-stop or terminal from the handle of an early post-medieval scale-tang knife. The end-stop is of flat rectangular cross-section, and tongue-shaped in plan with a pellet-like knop at the rounded end and a slot for the iron blade at the square end. There are two deep notches on each side, and two transverse grooves with moulded 'nailhead' decoration. One of the decorated grooves is located betwetween the two pairs of lateral notches, and one towards the blade end.

Cf. PAS: WILT-1C0B5C
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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Knife Handle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/knives-and-knife-end-stops/knife-handle-55473.html Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:41:59 GMT Knives and knife end-stops Knife Handle  
Description: A small copper-alloy knife handle. The handle is of flat, sub-rectangular shape, the width tapering slightly from end to end. At the centre there is a sub-rectangular aperture for a non-metallic inlay. At the butt end there is a scalloped ring finial with a terminal knop. The knop is now damaged and incomplete, and the blade is missing.

See also UKDFD 7273UKDFD 8370 and PAS: KENT-003F45.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Knives and knife end-stops
Category: Knives and knife end-stops
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