Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1631

Object Number

X.389

Provenance

Ex Williams collection, 1974

Physical Description

With inscribed and dated blade. The fluted wooden grip, possibly of 'Brazil' wood, swells towards the pommel. A copper alloy (brass) foliated plate forms a pommel-cap. The dagger has short spatulate quillons which retain traces of gilding.
The straight blade has a short ricasso and a saw back edge for part of its length. The ricasso is stamped. on the sides, 'Feare GOD / honory king'. The blade is also engraved with foliage patterns, the date '1631' and on side the Latin motto 'ENSEM SUPER CUSPIDEM IRA'.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 358 mm (13 7/8 in.), Blade length: 248 mm (9 3/4 in.) Weight: 156 g (5 1/2 oz)

Associations

Places England