The latest acquisition for my knitting sheath collection arrived on Friday. This is an Eden Valley sheath. The primary identifying characteristic for this type of sheath is the chamfer (or bevel) running from the bottom left of the face to the widest area of the sheath. The carving style and the groove next to the turned haft are also very typical of Eden Valley sheaths. Though this is not a Yorkshire sheath (the Eden Valley lies to the immediate North West of Yorkshire, very close to Dent) Eden Valley sheaths have the same goosewing shape that characterises many types of North Yorkshire sheaths. However, the distinctive Eden Valley chamfer is not found on Yorkshire goosewing sheaths.

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