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TITLE
Fragments of Shale Knives
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_VOLXII_P270B
PLACENAME
Walls
DISTRICT
Shetland
DATE OF IMAGE
1876
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31640
KEYWORDS
knives
shale
stone
blades
tools
Fragments of Shale Knives

Two examples of knives made from shale found in Shetland. Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original components were clay or mud. Both fragments are portions of the haft-end (or handle end) of a knife. The knives were just over 4 inches (10cm) long with the tang (or handle) approximately 2 inches (5cm).

This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)

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Fragments of Shale Knives

1870s

knives; shale; stone; blades; tools

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

Two examples of knives made from shale found in Shetland. Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original components were clay or mud. Both fragments are portions of the haft-end (or handle end) of a knife. The knives were just over 4 inches (10cm) long with the tang (or handle) approximately 2 inches (5cm).<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)