The Wallace Collection

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Dagger
  • Dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Steel, silver, gold and antler, overlaid.
  • Length: 23.7 cm, blade
    Width: 2 cm
    Weight: 0.225 kg
  • Inscription: 'I I H I N I N'
  • A759
  • European Armoury III
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  • Dagger, of the so-called ‘Landsknecht’ type, of similar form and workmanship to A758, but the cap on the pommel is rounded and not hexagonal; the guard are shorter and the disks at the ends are overlaid with scrolls in gold and silver; half-oval side-ring also overlaid; the blade shows traces of similar letters to A758:

    I/H/N/N/

    No scabbard, knife or pricker.

    German, about 1600.