German term or phrase:Schaftlappen
English translation:shaft hole lobes or lugs
Entered by: Susan Welsh

18:58 Sep 8, 2011
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German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Archaeology / military implements of the Roman Empire
German term or phrase: Schaftlappen
This is a description of machetes (Haumesser) in a Roman military camp. It is presented here as an example of a fascine knife, others having been previously discussed:

Daß aber auch andere Formen besonders in frühem militärischem Kontext vorkommen, zeigen Haumesser mit mittig an der Klinge ansetzender Tülle, mit **Schaftlappen** oder mit geknicktem Rücken aus Militärlagern der Okkupationszeit in Germanien.

My draft:

The fact that other forms also exist, especially in an early military context, is shown by machetes from military camps of the occupation period in Germania, which have a shaft socket centered on the blade, with shaft flanges [??] or folding backs.[??-next query is on this one!]

Many thanks, if there's an archeologist out there!
Susan Welsh
United States
Local time: 01:12

Summary of answers provided
3 -1knife grip cover
Peter Warwick

Discussion entries: 5



11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
knife grip cover

I am not a archeologist but I would suggest that it is to do with a knife grip (Schaft) and this is then covered with cloth (lappen).
This is my suggestion, I hope it is helpful

Peter Warwick
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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disagree  kudozian (X): See Kim's reference in the discussion box above
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