Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

c.1900

Object Number

XXVID.123

Provenance

From the Metropolitan Police amnesty, October 1988.

Physical Description

The blade is double edged and curved. The hilt is of wood, waisted and expanding to a symmetrical recurved pommel and guard. The hilt is decorated with bands of hatching, chevrons, hollows and incised lines. The scabbard is of wood covered with brown leather, with a chape and originally three narrow diagonal bands of black leather, of which two are missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 288 mm (11.4in), blade length: 188 mm (7.4in) Weight: 0.32kg (11.3oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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