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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 8:20 p.m. PST

"A metal detectorist has discovered an unusual medieval knife in the woods near Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland. Craig Johnstone theorized that survivors of the Battle of Rullion Green in 1666 had escaped through Deanburn woods and was hoping to find archaeological evidence of it when he came across the much earlier and more precious object. The knife was caked in mud so it looked like a tapered piece of metal topped with a fleur-de-lis. Johnstone thought it might be the top of an iron railing that had broken off.

A friend on the Midlothian council showed it to the council archaeologist and she recognized it as a knife. She recommended (and this sounds a little crazy to me) that they heat it up in an oven at a low temperature with the door open. The heated blade pulled easily out of the sheath along with two pieces of leather that protected the knife from wear in the scabbard…"

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Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 9:08 p.m. PST

That is very cool.

General Kirchner04 Dec 2020 8:07 a.m. PST

very cool indeed

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2020 11:46 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys! (smile)

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