Scabbard chape

Photo: Bristol City Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Scabbard
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 08/04/2021
Location: South Gloucestershire


The chape is formed from a folded piece of sheet metal which has been shaped to resemble a bird. It is thought to be an end protector for an 11th century scabbard knife.