The history of the woman’s knife can be traced to central European iron age; the earliest surviving knives are from around 500bce. The use of this small utility knife spread during the migration period to the areas surrounding the North and Baltic seas. The busy trading and sailing routes of the north guaranteed that these knives are found on all of its shores. With the comings and goings of the Vikings, the woman’s knife eventually spread even further out. As an affordable and essential everyday item, the knife was taken everywhere the people went.
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This style of knife is still used by the shepardesses of the mountains of eastern Mediterranean.
Overall Length -
Small 170 mm
Medium 180 mm
Large 190 mm