Object Title

Dagger - Stiletto

Dagger - Stiletto

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

X.393

Provenance

From the W.J Bernhard Smith Collection, illustrated in the Bernhard Smith ms. Catalogue - No.113

Physical Description

All of steel. Blade is straight and of triangular section. The are small, short grooves or depressions along the length of the blade, on all faces. The ricasso is baluster-form. The quillon block in octagonal, with baluster-form quillons terminating in flat buttons. The grip is baluster-form with a central disk and terminating in a flat, button pommel.

Techniques

Chiselled, Turned, Cast

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength208 mm
OverallLength300 mm
OverallWeight122 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Italy/Europe

Bibliographic References

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, p. 131 (col. illus., bottom).

Notes

In the Bernhard Smith ms. Catalogue (No.113) it is suggested that the depressions in the blade are for poison