'horse and rider' type of firesteel. (as a link to the image hereby attached).
A shaving razor also ? And of a much older date than being described as 'viking' ?
I try to get a copy of this 'Medieval firesteels' book. It seems unavailable right now.
And for one thing I have learned over the years.
To be open for other opnions, and let newly discovered opinions from someone else or by myself alter as being 'true' presented opnions (from by example from someone sells the object in the first place).
Yes, we see a man with birds. But what followed as described is as intruiging as well..
The debate goes on...
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Thomas Kamphuis, August 20th 2015
Link to prior blog of July 30th 2015.
Hammond, B. British Artefacts, Volume 2, Middle Saxon and Viking, p. 106, fig. 1.16-f.
Svoronos, S. Medieval firesteels (Printed in USA by Classic Printers in August 2004 ( ISBN 0-9761088-0-1 ) Copperfield Noise Publishing, Houston)
Article on the Permian Art Style see: http://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol18/permian.pdf
Not used in this article, but the book from
ISBN 10: 8842206873 ISBN 13: 9788842206873, might shed some new light also on this debate..
An expensive book, I'm considering buying it. Without a thorough library, a collector and curator is nowhere ! (a salesman of artefacts also !)