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Parrying dagger
  • Parrying dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1610
  • Steel, blued and pierced
  • Length: 40.6 cm
    Length: 27.2 cm, blade
    Width: 2 cm
    Weight: 0.35 kg
  • A776
  • European Armoury III
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  • Parrying dagger, made up of a faceted, cylindrical pommel with moulded button; original leather-bound grip of oblong section; curved guard with slight outward bend, of octagonal section thickening towards the ends; single side-ring; the whole of plain blued steel; blade of strong diamond section vertically ridged, grooved and pierced, the ricasso pierced and flattened on the reverse side (for the thumb).

    About 1610; nationality uncertain.