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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Ranged Weapons and Projectiles

Bodkin

Description:

The rapier and dagger were not only for duelling and fighting with, they were also male fashion accessories, casting an image of honour based on social standing. Dagger scabbards often carried a set of smaller tools such as bodkins intended for use in hunting, eating and personal grooming. The word 'bodkin' was taken from a type of medieval arrowhead.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000105
Creation Date:
17th/ 18th century
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council