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Reconstruction of Byzantine knife from Thebes, Greece, dated 12th century. Bone hilt. Sheath made of vegetable tanned leather, hand-sewn with linen thread. Knives of this type have been also found near Plovdiv (exactly 127 knives, unfortunately most of their handles are not preserved)1.


knife - reconstruction

Reconstruction photo
(Knife made by wykonał Ludosza)




Photo of the finding2

I. Saint Neophytos Monastery, Paphos, -1196 A.D.
II. Chronicle of John Skylitzes, Madrid National Library,-12th century.







1 Maria G. Parani, Picking at an Old Question: The Use of Cutlery at the Byzantine Table, 2002, p.153.

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