Rants, Raves and Recipes from the Edge of Sanity
Whenever I see this I wonder how they died...My guess is instantaneously.
I'd say that it is a spear head rather than a knife. It has a socket and the socketd part is too short to provide a handle. If it WAS a knife, the wielder would surely recover it but a thrown spear may, or there again, may not be recovered. On the bright side, his splitting headache wouldn't last too long.Phil B
"....aye, and right thru the head at 50 feet...you should've see it!"vaquero viejo
A spear head that got stuck in bone. Celtic or Germanic pattern ,post first century AD +or minus 100 years. I'd guess it was thrust from below or as the victim was down as a "finishing" blow. Unless that hit an artery the poor bastard could have lain helpless and alive until the pigs and dogs came to eat him. A common fate unless the women came out with knives to "give mercy" by cutting a mans neck as was common on battlefields as late as the 15th century. That's why the women would roam battlefield to find their men. To kill them before they were eaten alive, and to rob the dead. Kinda gives a new perspective on the basket, knife and hone stone traditionally carried by European women..don't it?----Ray
...and you just thought that YOU were having a bad day!~Bogdaddy
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