the length of the blade and bordered by two further raised bands of ridges. A long tang descends from the base of the blade, and would have been inserted into a separately-made handle. The edges are still sharp, the surface with an attractive blue and green mottled patina.
The ribs and ridges on this blade create what is known as a 'blood channel’.
Frederick S. Clark (1923-2016), Guildford, UK; acquired 1960s-1980s
Private collection, Surrey, UK