Bronze Dagger

Approx. Period: 2000 BC
Length: 0.30m Width: 0.05m

Daggers developed from simple sticks and sharpened flints into an easily carried weapon and hunting tool. The dagger design is similar to a Halberd with a pointed and tanged blade but could incorporate a location and fixing points for a handle. The use of precious metal fittings such as local Scottish gold would emphasise the status of the owner..

The dagger is constructed from a single blade cast from bronze. Carved wooden handles are attached to either side with bronze rivets. The decoration here would be from a beaten metal such as gold and would indicate a ceremonial dagger or wealthy ownership.