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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Daggers

Italian left hand dagger

Period:
16th Century
Description:

A left hand dagger such as this object would have been used as off-hand defence in fencing or swordfight to parry the thrusts of an opponent while the dominant hand wielded a rapier or other, longer sword. The gilded hilt of the dagger has an S-shaped crossguard with a thumb loop and terminals decorated in mid-relief, in the same design as its pommel.The blade has an unadorned ricasso, with a slighlty off-centre grind line on the double-edged blade.

Place of Production:
Italy
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000641
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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