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Parrying dagger with scabbard
  • Parrying dagger with scabbard
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1610 - c. 1620
  • Steel and leather, blued
  • Length: 48.2 cm
    Length: 31.5 cm, blade
    Width: 3 cm
    Weight: 0.39 kg, dagger
    Weight: 0.155 kg, scabbard
  • A774
  • European Armoury III
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  • Parrying dagger with scabbard, comprised of a flat pommel shaped like a fleur-de-lys; vertically ribbed, wire-bound grip; curved guard of oblong section, widening at the ends; single side-ring filled with a plate pierced with six stars; the mounts originally blued; blade of flattened diamond section with plain ricasso; scabbard, covered with black leather with blind tooling; the locket (with D-loop at the back for suspension) and ferrule of plain blued steel.

    German, about 1610-20.

    This type of pommel is usually found on weapons with guards of flattened oval section rather than of rectangular section as here. See also A785. For comparable weapons see Blair, 1974, nos. 29 and 77.