The Wallace Collection

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Stiletto
  • Stiletto
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • West Europe
  • probably 2nd quarter of 17th century
  • Steel, blued, pierced
  • Length: 36 cm
    Length: 26.5 cm, blade
    Width: 1 cm
    Weight: 0.12 kg
  • A845
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Stiletto, made in the form of a miniature parrying dagger, the hilt composed of a faceted, spherical pommel and button; vertically fluted wire-bound grip; short, straight guard of hexagonal section thickening at the ends; small side-ring; the whole of plain blued steel.

    The blade is square in section, strongly ridged, grooved and pierced.

    West European, probably second quarter of the 17th century.