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A '''knife''' is an instrument that has a sharp blade attached to a handle and is used for cutting.  Typically a knife is single-edged, if both edges of the knife blade are sharped, it is usually considered a [[dagger]].  Everyone would have worn a knife in period, if only for eating.
 
A '''knife''' is an instrument that has a sharp blade attached to a handle and is used for cutting.  Typically a knife is single-edged, if both edges of the knife blade are sharped, it is usually considered a [[dagger]].  Everyone would have worn a knife in period, if only for eating.
  
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In [[England]] all knives before the mid-[[14th century]] had whittle [[tang]]s, but by the early part of the [[15th century]] the scale tang had become the dominant type.
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==Knives in the SCA==
 
==Knives in the SCA==
 
Remember, if you draw [[steel]] at an [[SCA]] [[event]], you must say "[[Clear]]!" to warn others.
 
Remember, if you draw [[steel]] at an [[SCA]] [[event]], you must say "[[Clear]]!" to warn others.

Revision as of 05:12, 1 November 2007

A knife is an instrument that has a sharp blade attached to a handle and is used for cutting. Typically a knife is single-edged, if both edges of the knife blade are sharped, it is usually considered a dagger. Everyone would have worn a knife in period, if only for eating.

In England all knives before the mid-14th century had whittle tangs, but by the early part of the 15th century the scale tang had become the dominant type.

Knives in the SCA

Remember, if you draw steel at an SCA event, you must say "Clear!" to warn others.

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