The Wallace Collection

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Dagger
  • Dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1580
  • Steel, blackened
  • Length: 22.6 cm
    Width: 2.1 cm
    Weight: 0.24 kg
  • A816
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Dagger, the hilt made up of a fluted, spherical pommel, with button; wire-bound grip of oblong section; outward-curving guard, fluted and terminating in knobs like the pommel; oblong guard block; all of blackened steel.

    Blade of flattened diamond section, with triple-fluted ricasso, reinforced point.

    About 1580; region of origin uncertain.