The Wallace Collection

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Parrying dagger
  • Parrying dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1600
  • Iron or steel, gold, engraved, gilded, pierced
  • Length: 38 cm
    Length: 26.1 cm, blade
    Width: 2.2 cm
    Weight: 0.31 kg
  • A772
  • European Armoury III
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  • Parrying dagger, comprised of a flattened cylindrical pommel of hexagonal section, with small spherical button; spirally fluted, wire-bound grip; straight flat guard widening at the ends, and oblong quillon block; single side-ring; blade of diamond section strongly ridged, grooved and pierced, the ricasso flattened on one side.

    The pommel and guard decorated with conventional fruit and flowers engraved and gilt.

    About 1600; nationality uncertain.