Object Title

Stiletto

Stiletto

Date

1900-1999

Object Number

XXVID.126

Provenance

From the Metropolitan Police Amnesty, October 1988.

Physical Description

The blade is of square section, tapering to a spear point. the hilt is of staghorn carved with an octopus draped over a rock on which are a cowrie and abalone. Possibly originally a parasol handle. The scabbard is of bamboo, with a metal locket. ALL THE ELEMENTS ARE ASSOCIATED.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 177 mm, the overall length of the dagger is 275 mm, the scabbard is 182 mm. Weight: The weight of the dagger is 0.062 kg, the scabbard 0.006 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

The locket is stamped G/L5FT15/10.

Associations

Places Japan