Object Title

Dagger - Quillon Dagger

Dagger - Quillon Dagger

Date

1371-1399

Object Number

X.4

Provenance

Found in St. Saviours Dock, Southwark, London, in 1836. Found 7 feet below the water line.

Physical Description

Wheel pommel with raised central 'hub'. Tang is rectangular with two circle shaped stamps. Quillons are lobate and slightly downturned towards the blade. The blade itself is of diamond section, straight and double edged. The whole is much corroded.

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength210 mm
BladeWidth (max)16 mm
OverallLength330 mm
OverallWeight184 g

Inscriptions and Marks

The blade is stamped twice on the tang with a circle mark.Tang
Stamp

Associations

Bibliographic References

M D Coe, et. al., Swords and Hilt Weapons, London, 1989, p. 43 (illus. - b & w).

Notes

According to Hewitt (1880) the dagger X.4 was found 7 feet below the water (tidal?) line. It was originally loaned to the London Musum in 1914 (B325 in their catalogue) and returned to the Royal Armouries in 1973.