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Parrying dagger
  • Parrying dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Date: c. 1610
  • Medium: Steel, etched
  • Length: 36.5 cm
  • Length: 25.3 cm, blade
  • Width: 1.4 cm
  • Weight: 0.21 kg
  • Inv: A804
  • Location: Arms and Armour IV
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Further Reading
  • Parrying dagger, the hilt made up of a flattened cylindrical pommel and button made in one piece; vertically ribbed, wire-bound grip; straight guard of flat section widening towards the ends into spatulate terminals; single side-ring. All of the parts of the hilt are decorated with conventional flowers and foliage etched upon a plain ground.

    The blade, square in section, sharply ridged, grooved and pierced, the ricasso flattened on one side for the thumb.

    About 1610; place of origin uncertain.