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Dirk Dirk

Dirk, with an antler hilt and a cairngorm set into the top

Handsaw Handsaw

Two-edged iron handsaw hafted in its original split antler handle, from the Roman site at Newstead, late 1st or 2nd century AD

Handle Handle

Antler handle, sub-triangular in cross-section, with a socket at one end showing traces of iron oxide, and cut marks possibly made to resemble ogham, from Bac Mhic Connain, North Uist

Comb Comb

Composite comb of bone or antler, hog-backed, from Jarlshof, Shetland

Comb Comb

Comb from Jarlshof, Shetland

Crossbow / nut Crossbow / nut

Crossbow nut of antler, part of the trigger mechanism of a crossbow, from Buiston Crannog, Ayrshire, c. 550 - 700 AD

Belt Belt

Woven nettle fibre belt decorated with coloured cloth and blue glass beads, carrying seal and sharksin pouches, antler tip and two knives: Sakhalin, Ainu, 19th century

Pana Pana

"Pana", man's knife used for dissecting game, made of wood, bone and iron: Inuit, Winter Island, Melville Peninsula

Tora tora / necklace Tora tora / necklace

Tora tora or necklace of wood and antler: Asia, South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi, Toraja, 20th century

Comb Comb

Composite single-sided comb with a convex top and nine tooth plates, from a Viking grave group from Kneep Head, Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis, 900 - 1000

Comb Comb

Comb of antler from a female burial in a stone-lined pit grave [5], Westness, Orkney, 850 - 925 AD

Comb Comb

Antler comb from oval stone-lined pit grave [2], Westness, Rousay, Orkney

Comb Comb

Single sided antler comb in seven fragments decorated with vertical grooves, part of a Viking grave assemblage from Balnakeil, Durness, Sutherland

Gaming piece Gaming piece

One of 14 conical gaming pieces of bone or antler, part of a Viking grave assemblage from Balnakeil, Durness, Sutherland

Gaming piece Gaming piece

One of 14 conical gaming pieces of bone or antler, part of a Viking grave assemblage from Balnakeil, Durness, Sutherland

Gaming piece Gaming piece

One of 14 conical gaming pieces of bone or antler, part of a Viking grave assemblage from Balnakeil, Durness, Sutherland

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