The Wallace Collection

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Stiletto
  • Stiletto
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1615
  • Steel and gold, gilded and engraved
  • Length: 33.6 cm
    Length: 22.4 cm, blade
    Width: 1.2 cm
    Weight: 0.16 kg
  • A847
  • European Armoury III
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  • Stiletto, the hilt made up of a faceted, oviform pommel and button; vertically ribbed, wire-bound grip; short, straight guard of octagonal section with turned and faceted knobs; small side-ring; all the mounts being of plain steel.

    The blade, square in section, has a rectangular ricasso engraved with conventional foliage and gilt.

    North Italian, about 1615.