Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1471-1499

Object Number

X.283

Provenance

Acquired 1955. From the Schelt at Antwerp (typed invemtory). From the Barnes collection and Claes Sale, Antwerp.

Physical Description

Tapering bone grip with iron cap pommel. Lobe-like horn quillons with an iron washer next to the blade, two short extensions from the washer terminate in conventional animal heads.


Straight, single-deged blade, the back decorated with two raised ribs.


The metal parts are heavily patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 386 mm (15.2 in.), Blade length: 272 mm (10.7 in.) Weight: 9 oz.

Associations

Places Flanders

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, HMSO, 1974, p. 35, Pl. 103 (full length view) - 'late fifteenth century'.

fifteenth century.