Oviform pommel with button; fluted silver and steel, wire-bound grip; curved quillons of oval section widening towards the ends… single side-ring; the hilt decorated with masks, scrolls and rosettes encrusted in silver on a blackened ground;sharply ridged blade of diamond section at the point, with four pierced grooves, the ricasso flattened on the inner side for the thumb.
(1962) Italian about 1600; (1986) About 1610-1620, nationality uncertain.1
The original is on display in the Wallace Collection, London (Object A796).
The reproduction of the dagger is as close to the original as possible, yet without the decoration of hilt and pommel, for economical reasons.
- Overall length: mm
- Blade length: 289mm
- Blade width at base: 18mm
- Crossguard length: mm
- Point of balance: mm
- Weight: 330g
All images © Stefan Feichtinger, if not otherwise noted.
Mann J. European Arms and Armour Volume II. London: William Clowes and Sons; 1962.