Local combat knife from Ekriten (Vetrovo Kaliningrad region), a landmark monument of archeology, which is known to all by one of the four Prussian helmet of the Viking Age.
The main source for the creation of cue served as a monumental work by Soviet archaeologists "Archaeology of the USSR", edited by BA Rybakov, in particular, that "Finno-Ugrians and Balts in the Middle Ages" (S.449. Table. Cxxx).
Course description in the application rather short: combat knife-skramasaks made of iron (S.421).
blade settings can we learn from this picture: edged by the end of the blade is bent towards the back, the blade length - 38 cm, handle lost, the maximum width of the blade - 5 cm, thickness data is not...
Since the knife handle lost for recreating it as a version has been involved a number of sources:
- Ring of Shtrobenen; story depicted in the decoration, shows us two soldiers armed riders like knives;
- Graphic reconstruction of single-edged blades, samba-Viru County in VI-XI centuries were spreading along the way. IN AND. Kulakov.
Many thanks to Alexander and Michael Hristankovu Cheremisov their article.