Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1400-1499

Object Number

X.1707

Provenance

Purchased 20 March 1998. Previously part of Deposit A0271 (Smith no. 18). Found beneath Southwark Bridge.

Physical Description

With wooden hilt. Rondels have metal washers top and bottom. Hollow-ground wedge section blade has small inlaid copper mark in the form of a cross.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 281 mm (11 1/16 in.), Blade length: 179 mm (7 1/16 in.), Blade width, by hilt: 22 mm (0.9 in.) Weight: 130 g (5 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

On one side of the blade, inlaid in copper (alloy?) small cross. Digital image available & copy on inventory.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Similar mark appears on a dagger in the Wallace Collection (A753); catalogued as Landknechts dagger, German, c1560-70.