Object Title

Dagger and sheath - Left Hand Dagger

Dagger and sheath - Left Hand Dagger

Date

1640-1680

Object Number

X.23

Provenance

Made by Wilhelm Brabender, probably in Solingen where the family were based.

Physical Description

Blade is straight and double edged, with a small ricasso and a deep, wide fuller running for half of its overall length. It is diamond section. The quillons are straight, round, undecorated and with button terminals. The grip has a wooden core bound with wire, which is currently loose. The pommel is ovoid with no tang button and has two deep lines engraved across the top, bifurcating the pommel, and with a simple floral design on one half, the other half being left plain. The hand guard is a small oval shell, curving over the knuckles from the quillons to the pommel. Parallel to the shell are two ring guards. The shell itself is roughly chiselled with two grotesque animals supporting a heart which contains the letters IHS.

Techniques

Engraving, Chiselled

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength375 mm
OverallLength480 mm
OverallWeight448 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Name
XIIX WILHELM XIIX BRABENDER XIIX
fuller, both sides of the blade
engraving

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