Object Title

Knife - Mediterranean Peasant Knife or "Dirk"

Knife - Mediterranean Peasant Knife or

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

X.50

Provenance

unknown

Physical Description

Blade is straight and single edged, with a spear tip and of triangular section. The grip of wood is off center, being in line with the back of the blade. It tapers outwards towards the pommel with an iron ferrule at the blade and a silver, hexafoil pommel cap with incised linear decoration. Running along the length of the grip are 6 raised ribs.

Techniques

Wood carving

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength170 mm
OverallLength276 mm
OverallWeight102 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Notes

Similar hilt to X.46