Object Title

Dagger - Stiletto

Dagger - Stiletto

Date

1500-1699

Object Number

X.35

Provenance

unknown

Physical Description

Blade is straight and of triangular section, with a short ricasso of two round sections. the hilt is of scultped brass, resembling an upright monkey, holding a human mask and sitting atop a floral baluster. The quillon block is square with quillons resembling animal heads.

Techniques

Chiselled, Engraving, Cast

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength129 mm
OverallLength203 mm
OverallWeight70 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
Resembles a comb or serrated edge
forte of the blade
stamp

Associations

Places Italy/Europe

Bibliographic References

[A.] L. Thompson, Daggers and Bayonets. A History, Spellmount, Staplehurst, 1999, p. 36 (illus. E, but image reversed).

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974,