Object Title

Blade - Dagger Blade

Blade - Dagger Blade

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

X.593

Provenance

Found from the surface at Syon Reach 1974

Physical Description

Short tang of rectangular cross section tapering away from the blade. The blade is straight, tapering to a point and is basically of a single edged form, although the back bears a flase edge. It is of a flattened diamond cross section with a short ricasso at the base of the blade's back. A central fuller runs along both sides of the blade. On the left side the fuller is inlaid with a scroll like decorative motif executed in gold and set in a black infil.

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength145mm
BladeWidth (max)17mm
OverallLength191mm
OverallWeight38g
TangLength46mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Decoration
a scroll like decorative motif executed in gold and set in a black infil.
between the fuller and the tang on the left side of the blade.
inlay

Associations

Places Europe