Medieval Leather Knife Sheaths
Antiquities - Medieval
Lot No. 827
Circa 14th-15th century AD. A set of two knife sheaths: the smaller with two panels of stamped lozenge decoration on the outer face, stitching holes and slits for a suspension strap, the leather curved to accommodate the blade; the larger decorated with diagonal stripes on the lower end, the upper provided with a raised panel to accommodate a smaller knife, also decorated with a panel of diagonal stripes, with stitching holes and slits for a suspension strap. See Wheeler, R.E.M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue. Leather, 7.8 grams, 165 mm; 7.03 grams, 133 mm. 
Condition: Very fine condition. Rare.
Provenance: Found by David Morgan while digging at the Billingsgate site, London in 1982.
Estimate: £100 - 150 (EUR 130 - 190; USD 170 - 250)
18th March 2011
at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2TH
Sold for: £160
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Lot No. 827