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.

Associations

Notes

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