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Parrying dagger
  • Parrying dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1570 - c. 1580 (hilt)
    c. 1610
  • Steel, chiselled
  • Length: 39.5 cm
    Length: 28.7 cm, blade
    Width: 2.6 cm
    Weight: 0.465 kg
  • Maker's mark: Bladesmith's mark Stamped
  • A803
  • European Armoury III
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  • Parrying dagger, the hilt composed of a flattened, spherical pommel chiselled with recessed circles and lozenges in low relief, with button; spirally fluted, wire-bound grip; curved guard with slight outward bend, of octagonal section and terminating in knobs chiselled with concentric circles; single side-ring.

    Blade of diamond section, the ricasso with a shallow hollow and stamped on either side with a small bladesmith's mark of a common Italian type.

    Hilt about 1570-80; blade (?) Italian.

    Norman and Barne, 1980, p. 371. De Beaumont Catalogue, no. 96.
    Provenance: Comte de Nieuwerkerke.