Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1480-1520

Object Number

X.599

Physical Description

The round rondels formed of solid pieces of iron, the lower rondel with medial flat from which there is a straight taper to the hilt and a curved taper to the blade. The pommel of similar form but without the medial flat, giving it a button form.
Wooden grip reinforced with two longitudinally spiralling bands of iron, pinned to the wood at top, bottom and middle, each with a band of twisted brass wire on either side.
Long blade of flattened diamond section, tapering gradually to a point.
All the iron of this dagger is covered with a deep blue/black patina.

Inscriptions and Marks

The remains of circular mark are visible on one side of the blade.

Notes

Acquired by exchange for XII.4574 from Mr. Eric Horne, April 1979.