The Wallace Collection

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Stiletto
  • Stiletto
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1650
  • Steel, chiselled
  • Length: 16.6 cm
    Width: 0.9 cm
    Weight: 0.115 kg
  • A850
  • European Armoury III
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  • Stiletto, of bright steel, the hilt made up of a pommel chiselled in the form of a lion's head; turned grip of baluster form, finely chased with human faces and acanthus leaves in low relief; short guard shaped as dolphins, with entwined serpents chiselled in low relief on the guard-block.

    The stiff blade is of triangular section, with hollow-ground concave faces.

    Italian (Brescian), about 1650.