Viking ‘Socketed’ Chisel
Iron, 625 grams, 22.98 cm. Circa 9th-11th century AD. A well-preserved example of a woodworking chisel with its socket intact. Chisels and other woodworking tools were central to the Scandinavian way of life, and every ship’s crew would have included a woodworker and his tools to effect emergency repairs. Reference: Arwidsson, G, The Mastermyr Find: Viking Age Tool Chest from Gotland , Stockholm, 1984. Very Fine condition.