Object Title

Dagger - Left Hand Parrying Dagger

Dagger - Left Hand Parrying Dagger

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

X.1297

Provenance

From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

The hilt comprises a roughly oval iron pommel of pointed oval section on a moulded stand and with a tang button: the pommel has encrusted silver foliage decoration. The guard, decorated en suite with the pommel, has two quillons, very slightly curved at right angles to the plane of the blade, each widening slightly towards its rounded terminal. A side ring, also decorated en suite, is mounted on the rectangular quillon block. The oval-sectioned grip is bound with medieum twist copper wire, and has a Turk's head at either end. The two-edged blade, of hexagonal section, has a 4 cm. (1.6 in.) long ricasso. The blade has a central fuller, starting imediately by the guard and running almost the whole length: it is pierced by seven slots alternating with groups of three holes. On the ricaso this fuller is flanked by two similar fullers each pierced by two slots.

Techniques

Encrusting

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength250 mm
OverallLength379 mm
OverallWeight324 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Notes

Photocopy of actual object in inv. binder.