Object Title

Dagger - Dagger

Dagger - Dagger

Date

1400-1499

Object Number

X.7

Physical Description

Eight sided pommel of brass, cast and engraved with a cobweb-like form pierced through its longer axis to take the tang. The revised rays diverging from the centre are longer than the areas they flank. Short pierced quillons with bifurcated ends, all of brass engraved with a hatched pattern. Straight, single edged blade of which five sections are alternatively of wedge and kite shaped cross section. At the back of the section closest to the hilt is a faint, engraved floral pattern. there is a small brass inlay on one face of the blade.

Dimensions

BladeLength305mm
OverallLength425mm
OverallWeight255g

Inscriptions and Marks

Decoration
an engraved foliate design
the back of the section nearest the hilt
engraved
Mark
copper mark
face of blade
inlay

Associations

Places Europe