When visiting someone these days you expect them to supply you with cutlery. However, in the 15th century you would have taken your own with you. Your eating knife was often worn on the belt. The knives themselves don't differ much from modern knives, though of course they weren't stainless steel. Blades were mostly one sided and varied in size from very small thin knives to big cooks’ knives. The scabbard for a knife was often decorated with tooling of some sort and it would cover halfway up the handle, rather than just the blade. Handles were attached both by use of a tang and by riveting, and are mostly wooden or horn.knives