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Date Made/Found: 1066-1600
Maker: Unknown
Excavator: Leslie Butcher , 1916 - 1975
Material and Medium: Iron, bone
Dimensions: Length 164mm.
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1995.90.3
An eating knife with an iron blade and bone handle found at Sheffield Castle, dating from the 14th century. Sheffield Castle was built on a small hill at the junction of the River Sheaf and the River Don. The first wooden castle was built around 1100, and a later, much larger stone version stood until 1648, when it was demolished after the Civil War. Before the castle was demolished, the moat began to silt up, and afterwards it slowly filled with debris. This find is associated with the excavations by Leslie Butcher.
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