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Gunner's stiletto
  • Gunner's stiletto
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1650
  • Steel and horn, blued, incised and inlaid
  • Length: 45 cm
    Length: 31.2 cm, blade
    Width: 1.3 cm
    Weight: 0.24 kg
  • Inscription: '1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 100, 120'
  • A860
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Gunner's stiletto, made up of a turned pommel of blued steel; grip of dark horn, spirally twisted and inlaid with discs of light horn and metal spots; short, straight turned guard of blued steel; blade of triangular section, incised on one side with a sequence of graduations for calibration:

    1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 100, and 120.

    Italian, about 1650.

    J.G. Mann, The Antiquaries' Journal, XI (1931), pp. 46-50.

    Provenance: see under A858.