Object Title

Dagger - Ballock Dagger

Dagger - Ballock Dagger

Date

1400-1499

Object Number

X.1743

Provenance

Purchased from D. Oliver, 10 March 2000 (and known by him as no. 8). From the Thames at Bull Wharf (date of find unknown).

Physical Description

Grip of circular section which flares out at the top, with iron tang button. 3 thin copper alloy plates fitted at the shoulder of the blade, which curve up not quite parallel with the blade. Copper alloy inlaid mark on blade.
Condition on acquisition. Generally good. Patina on blade, (which has been cleaned), and has nicks along the cutting edge. Grip has some damage (small pieces missing, small holes) around the base. A crack approx. half way up runs almost the whole way round.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength241mm
OverallLength360mm
OverallWeight202g

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
Small copper alloy mark
Left hand side, centre of the blade just above the shoulder of the quillons
Inlay

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