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Parrying dagger
  • Parrying dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1600 - c. 1625
  • Steel
  • Length: 36.8 cm
    Length: 25.4 cm, blade
    Width: 2.1 cm
    Weight: 0.25 kg
  • A787
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Parrying dagger, made up of a flattened, oviform pommel and button; spirally fluted, wire-bound grip; guard, alternately curved upwards and downwards, of flat section widening towards the ends, with side-ring of plain steel; blade of diamond section with a single, pierced central groove, the ricasso triply grooved and pierced.

    About 1600-25; nationality uncertain.