Originally Posted by freebooter
I would continue with investigations before I considered conservation, It may just be an early 1900s English or German bowie knife lost by a traveller?
I am interested in hearing what others have to say and perhaps your local museum in the area, they may have other examples and be able to tell better who roamed the areas that it was found.
Well thats the problem.
Its a detector find from a field that was worthy of interest because it turns up objects from the medieval period back to the roman.
Theres no way of definatively IDing its period from the location sadly.
Could be a genuine rarity or a random loss from the 1960s!