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Dean Castle Arms and Armour


Spanish left hand dagger 2


This left hand dagger has a shell guard with a simple, naturalistic design that has been chiselled and hammered into its metal. The quillons are unadorned and the grip is decorated with braided wires at its top and base. The hilt is capped with a spherical pommel. The ricasso of the blade is rectangular with indents in its centre to provide a rest point for its user's finger when in use. A single fuller runs down the centre f the blade to its mid-point, with an inscription reading 'WILHELM' with a second name obscured by time. The blade is double-edged, making the dagger suited to both slashing and thrusting.

Place of Production:
Dean Castle
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Creation Date:
17th or early 18th century
East Ayrshire Council

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