The Wallace Collection

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Stiletto
  • Stiletto
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany or Italy
  • c. 1610
  • Steel, copper and gold, gilded
  • Length: 25 cm
    Length: 15 cm, blade
    Width: 0.8 cm
    Weight: 0.075 kg
  • A846
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Stiletto, of small size, the hilt comprised of a faceted, spherical pommel with flattened button; copper wire-bound grip; short, straight guard of hexagonal section ending in small knobs; side-ring; the whole of plain steel with traces of gilding.

    The blade is square in section with a baluster moulding at the hilt.

    German or Italian, about 1610.