Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1400-1499

Object Number

X.1705

Provenance

Purchased 24 November 1997 (Smith Colln. No.13). Previously part of Deposit AO271. Found beneath Southwark Bridge.

Physical Description

With original grip and finely etched blade.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 421 mm (16 9/16 in.), Blade length: 302 mm (11 7/8 in.), Blade width, by hilt: 27 mm (1.0 in.) Weight: 300 g (11 oz.)

Bibliographic References

G Rimer, T Richardson and J P D Cooper, Henry VIII: arms and the man, Leeds, 2009,

Notes

X-rayed 14/10/98 for comparison with enquiry Dep A0425


The wooden grip was examined by Dr Allan Hall, a consultant archaeobotanist, on 27 October 2000. His findings were as follows: 'This object presented the same difficulties as X.1704[see entry for X.1704]; it, too was a hardwood'.