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« on: July 14, 2019, 05:22:55 am »

Hi

This blade was found in the River Irk in Manchester England in the 1960s after a fairly major flood washed out a lot of the river banks.
It looks as if it is bronze, and to my untutored eye looks as if it has never really been sharp, the only edge that may have been is the short front edge

does anyone recognise what it is? I guess a fish  de-scaler but it really is a guess, and because it is bronze and seems "hand made" I am putting it in antiquarian age rather than past 2-300 years, but
I know nothing of things like this so would welcome any expert opinion

I have attached a whole object view and a close up if that helps

thanks

Steve
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 12:39:02 pm »

Interesting item.  I have never seen any Roman item like this nor does the engraving look Roman so my guess would be medieval or later.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 10:20:05 pm »

Interesting patterm.  I doubt that it could be determined to be a "fish descaler", as modern cooks and anglers use the the back of an ordinary knife for that. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 06:37:44 am »

 Thank you

that is really helpful, I tend to agree that ish scaling is a bit of a luxury thought! Smiley


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