Folding Knife from Dordrecht, Netherlands

A folding knife based on an archaeological find from Dordrecht, western Netherlands.
Dated during excavations to the mid-14th century, but this is a style of folding knife entirely appropriate from the late 13th to the early 15th century at least, and the simple style of blade could easily justify a date of at least a century either side of those dates.

Forged from O1 carbon steel, with a 69mm effective blade length when open.

The handle is carved from fine-grained beech, treated with linseed oil.

Overall length open: 175mm. Closed, 150mm.