Set of Hunting Knives


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Artifact Identification Set of Hunting Knives   (1922.03.0014B)
  1. Science & Technology T&E
  2. :
  3. Armaments
  4. :
  5. Edged Weapons
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1611 – 1650 CE
Culture N/A
Location On Exhibitin the Europe exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 46.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 7.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.9 cm
Weight 999 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Steel, Animal--Antler
Manufacturing Processes Forging, Carved
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

OLD LABEL: HUNTING Hunting was a favorite pastime of the nobility of northern Europe. Dogs quarried the prey for hunters to kill with either crossbow or musket. Only the king could hunt on the royal game preserves. Overhunting caused the extinction of wild boar in England by the late seventeenth century. The English "hunt" then focused on the fox, earlier hunted only by commoners. (16) Portrait engraving from 1747 of Robert, Earl of Lindsey, dressed in finery befitting his rank. 41.3.23. (17) Set of six hunting knives belonging to Prince Hans George I of Saxony. Germany, 16th

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Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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