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Dagger with scabbard
  • Dagger with scabbard
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • 19th century
  • Steel, gold and silver, false-damascened and blued
  • Length: 21.7 cm
    Width: 2.1 cm
    Weight: 0.43 kg, dagger
    Weight: 0.25 kg, scabbard
  • A760
  • European Armoury I
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  • Dagger with scabbard, of the so-called ‘Landsknecht’ type, composed of an octagonal, spherical pommel with large button; grip of oval section; broad, flat, curving guard widening at the ends with where they are rounded; single side-ring; blade of diamond section with short ricasso; scabbard made wholly of blued steel decorated with three mouldings to which are applied single, hollow bands of twisted steel riband, the ferrule spherical with a turned end; at the back are two suspension loops placed diagonally.

    The whole of the hilt is of blued steel, hatched and overlaid with arabesques of conventional foliage in gold and silver. The surface of the scabbard at the front is overlaid like the hilt, the upper panel bearing a figure of Justice.

    Entirely 19th century. L' Art Ancien, IV, 567, Musée Rétrospectif, 1865;
    Lièvre, Musée Graphique, pl. XIII.

    Provenance: Frédéric Spitzer.

    Exhibited : ? Musée Rétrospectif, 1865, no. 1902.