Object Title

Dagger - Left Hand Parrying Dagger

Dagger - Left Hand Parrying Dagger

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

X.13

Provenance

Unknown

Physical Description

All steel hilt with wire bound grip. Pommel of circular section, with almost straight sides which taper slightly towards the top, and with vertical grooves around the edge and a tubular, flat-topped pommel cap. Quillons are round and turned down towards the blade, finishing not quite parallel with the blade. The ring guard is a simple ring. A simple pattern of three grooves marks where the quillons join the central quillon block. The blade is straight and double edged, tapering to a fine point. There is a short ricasso with two markings on each face, no fuller and a medial ridge on both sides of the blade. The blade is of a slightly scooped diamond section.

Techniques

Stamp

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength359 mm
OverallLength482 mm
OverallWeight422 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
one stamp of a crown and the other possibly a star
ricasso on both sides of the blade
stamp

Associations

Bibliographic References

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, p. 131 (col. illus., 3rd from top)