Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1500-1530

Object Number

X.703

Provenance

From the River Thames, at Billingsgate, London.

Physical Description

Iron pommel cap, in the form of an inverted and truncated cone, much filled with plastic padding, although what appears to be a thin layer of copper alloy (brass) can be glimpsed along its edge, beneath the material used for restoration.
Straight blade of triangular cross-section.
The dagger is a river find and originally was in much 'excavated' condition though it has since benn heavily restored. The plain wooden grip, tapering from pommel to guard, is also probably a replacement.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 353 mm (13 7/8 in), blade length: 248 mm (9 3/4 in) Weight: 188 gm (6 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on one facet of the blade, at the forte, is the mark of a pair of pincers.

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