- Parrying dagger
- Unknown Artist / Maker
- 19th century
- Steel and gold, etched and gilded
- Length: 49.5 cm
Length: 35.8 cm, blade
Width: 4.92 cm
Weight: 0.81 kg
- European Armoury III
Images & Media
- Dividing parrying dagger, the hilt made up of a pommel and grip of one piece of steel, of baluster form and hexagonal section; sharply curved guard of oblong section ending in trefoils; single-side-ring; the entire surface etched with arabesque scrollwork on a gilt ground.
The blade is of hexagonal section. Upon drawing a bolt on the ricasso a catch is released and the blade divides into three parts as in A862-4, 866.
Entirely 19th century, in the style of the 17th century.
The authenticity of this dagger has been questioned on account of the unusual shape of the hilt, and its well-preserved state.