Object Title

Dagger - Left Hand Parrying Dagger

Dagger - Left Hand Parrying Dagger

Date

1600

Object Number

X.15

Provenance

Unknown

Physical Description

Blade of steel is straight, double edged and of diamond section. It has a short, thick ricasso with two large fullers along each edge, on both sides.
The grip is of wood and slightly vase shaped, tapering down slightly towards the pommel. The quillons curve downwards towards the blade and bend slightly outwards towards the ring guard. The quillons are in the form of entwined vines or chain link, as is the ring guard, which also has two small protrusions where the guard meets the quillon block.
The pommel consists of five bars in the same form as the quillons, around a central spar which is topped by a flattened, round finial.

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength279 mm
OverallLength416 mm
OverallWeight336 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, p. 130 (col. illus., left)