More weapons identification

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More weapons identification

Postby simonw » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:43 pm

dagger 1b.jpg
Can anyone comment on this dagger? Period, authenticity etc.
Sharp point only. The handle is coming off the blade. The sheath is leather but not in good condition.
With thanks in advance



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Re: More weapons identification

Postby Stuart Quayle » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:02 pm

It has the general appearance of a Left hand, Parrying dagger circa 1600 with a Rapier style Pommel, although the grip wrap looks in remarkably good condition for a weapon 'over 400 years old' Is the blade of a Stiletto form?

Very nice in any case :thumbup:



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Re: More weapons identification

Postby simonw » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:05 pm

It is indeed a stiletto blade.
No markings.
The cross piece and pommel are brass (well, finish anyway)
Its a wire bound grip.
the leather of the sheath looks quite old.
We have no idea where it came from / provenance.
Thanks for your guidance!



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Re: More weapons identification

Postby Harold Anderson » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:39 pm

With a long slender blade and needle-like point, primarily intended as a stabbing weapon, blade's narrow cross-section and acuminated tip reduces friction upon entry, allowing the blade to penetrate deeply, yeah pretty look like Stiletto! :) :wink:



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Re: More weapons identification

Postby Mark Griffin » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:13 pm

Its a theatrical prop, probably made by Alan Meek of rent a sword. Thats pre-internet days. Recognise his castings anywhere.


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