- Stiletto with scabbard
- Unknown Artist / Maker
- c. 1610
- Steel, leather and velvet, blued and incised
- Length: 35.8 cm
Length: 24.9 cm, blade
Width: 0.7 cm
Weight: 0.155 kg, dagger
Weight: 0.055 kg, scabbard
- European Armoury III
Images & Media
- Stiletto and scabbard, the hilt made up of a flattened, mushroom-shaped pommel faceted, with flattened button; wire-bound grip of circular section; short, curved guard of octagonal section, thickening towards the ends; small side-ring, all the mounts being of plain blued steel.
The slender blade, square in section, has a square ricasso incised with annular ornament.
The scabbard is of triangular section, externally covered with black leather, lined inside the mouth with red velvet, mounted with a locket (with D loop diagonally placed) and ferrule of blued steel.
The scabbard is much too large for this dagger.
German (?), about 1610.
De Beaumont Catalogue, pl. 3.
Provenance: Possibly E. Juste aîne (Une dague noire avec garniture et fourreau, 400 fr.; receipted bill, 21 October 1868); Comte de Nieuwerkerke.