Bronze Age, bronze two-rib flat back sickle.Reproduction

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Seller: bronz4yew (1.038) 100%, Location: Fareham, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 223785054084 An essential domestic tool. 7 found in the Isleham Hoard. 120 mm 150 g.Probaly used as a pull tool in hand-to-hand reeping and gathering.This particular design has the advantage of a peg/rivet hole and a basal notch to improve to seating.The casting feed is midway on the back of the curve. Lord McAlpine's, p 100 item 10.10 still has its copper rivet. Where the ribs fit into the hafting, they resist lateral movement.As an example, I have used a hawthorn elbow for the haft. This gives better purchase on the pull stroke.Final photos show comparitive size and hafting technique with the two bronze heads from Llyn Fawr, Nat. Mus .Wales, hafted with a maple crooked haft, as in the rare/unique? sickle from Shinewater Park, Eastbourne.A good item for school practical and archaeology handling boxes. Bronze head only. Freepost UKOverseas by Global shipping prog. Condition: cast bronze. Silicone moulds from a good condition original. lost-wax investment, Colour: Bronze, Provenance: Isleham Hoard, Material: Bronze, Type: flat back sickle

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