Copper-alloy seax? chape
online resourceposted on 2021-10-27, 17:52 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze chape, probably from scramaseax. Maximum length 4cm. Roughly made from sheet metal to fit a sheath broader on one side than the other. Sheet metal folded to triangular shape higher on narrow side than broad - seams on both sides have been rivet clean through thrice leaving precious room for anything except leather tip of sheath, or at most extreme tip of blade.