Lot 932. Iron Plow Ard Blade. Europe, 900-1200 AD.
Iron Plow Ard Blade. Europe, 900-1200 AD. Heavy plow blade (Ard). Heavy iron blade 17.5 x 2.25” nearly 1/2 “ thick for use in a drag plow This heavy plow blade was a significant advancement that allowed the heavy clay soil of Northern Europe to be farmed more effectively. An important relic that is rarely encountered,