Object Title

Dagger - Stiletto

Dagger - Stiletto

Date

1580-1620

Object Number

X.33

Provenance

unknown

Physical Description

All of steel. Blade is straight and of triangular section, with a baluster-form ricasso. The quillon block is square, with baluster-form quillons terminating in a twisted floral bulb. The grip is twisted and bount with steel wire. The Pommel is en-suit with the quillons, being a twisted bulb-shape. The quillon block, quillons and pommel are engraved with floral motifs.

Techniques

Chiselled, Engraving, Cast, Moulded

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength155 mm
OverallLength251 mm
OverallWeight112 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Italy/Europe

Bibliographic References

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