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Dagger with scabbard
  • Dagger with scabbard
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • 19th century
  • Steel, gold and silver, false-damascened and blued
  • Length: 25 cm
    Width: 2.5 cm
    Weight: 0.54 kg, dagger
    Weight: 0.31 kg, scabbard
  • A762
  • Reserve Vault 3
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Dagger with scabbard, in the so-called ‘Landsknecht’ style, made up of a spherical pommel of octagonal section with button; swelling grip of oval section; curving guard of flat section widening towards the ends which are cut off square; single side-ring; blade of diamond section; scabbard of blued steel divided into two sections by three sets of hollow 'puffed' bands of applied spiral ribands, two of them triple, that at the ferrule double; the ferrule of spherical form terminating in a series of turned balls; at the back are two D-attachments for suspension, one placed diagonally.

    The whole of the hilt is of blued steel overlaid with arabesques in gold and silver, and with a half-length man in armour in a circular medallion on the grip. The front surface of the scabbard is overlaid like the hilt with arabesques in gold and silver with a medallion with a male and female bust.

    19th century, imitating the style of the 16th century.

    Lièvre, Musée graphique (pl. 13).