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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:37 pm 
'Tis much, much too wide for a knife.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:49 pm 
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It has no hilt. Any practical hand-held weapon and many tools will have a hilt to either stop the blade sinking too deep or to stop another blade sliding along the length of the blade and striking your hand. But there is an odd "gap" to the handle near the blade. The rounded shoulders on the blade look more spear-like - someone's earlier suggestion of a pike-head is plausible.

I'm not sure I buy the thought that it might be bronze - from both the photo and the video it looks far too "white" a metal for bronze, which is why I thought pewter. Pewter is mainly tin with some copper and maybe a little lead (if it's old) or silver. It often tarnishes or yellows a bit like silver does, and is/was often used for metal ornaments, trophies, commemorative pieces, etc. (e.g. I have a pewter tankard that I was given on my 21st birthday). But pewter is very soft (it's probably the ease of "working" it that made it popular for those uses I mentioned).

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