Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1571-1900

Object Number

X.1590

Physical Description

In the style of a Saxon dagger of about 1570.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 395 mm (15 9/16 in.), Blade length: 280 mm (11 1/16 in.)

Associations

Notes

See results of scientific examination of the blade, by Dr David Starley, March 2004 (Job Code AM 1871), on inv. file. The results were interpreted as indicating 'a medium to high carbon steel, quenched and tempered. Not modern, but probably too homogenous for apparent date of object'. See also report on X-ray analysis, (same date and job code), on inv. file revealed no 'conclusive proof that the dagger is a modern reproduction' but, Dr Strarley concludedthat, overall, the scientific evidence tends to support the view that this is a late 19th century copy.