Parrying dagger, with a blade of my design, the hilt matching the sword A544 in the Wallace Collection.
The hilt, ornamented with cartouches containing figures and masks, made up of: flattened cylindrical pommel; wire-bound grip; s-curved quillons; side ring; hilt arms; forward guards…1
The original is on display in the Wallace Collection, London (Object A544).
- Overall length: 380mm
- Blade length: 267mm
- Blade width at base: 20mm
- Weight: 326g
The blade is slightly flexible, to be allowed in HEMA tournaments. Although this is a severe compromise in performance, as a parrying dagger should be as light and stiff as possible.
All images © Stefan Feichtinger, if not otherwise noted.
Mann J. European Arms and Armour Volume II. London: William Clowes and Sons; 1962.