Practically everyone had a lethal blade on hand at all times in the Middle Ages, the poorest may have only a basic, utility knife, but those who could afford it would carry a dagger purpose built for defense. The dagger was ideal for fighting in small, indoor areas and much fighting, even if it started with larger weapons, degenerated into grappling and was ended by a dagger thrust. On the field the dagger was a trusty sidearm for when a main weapon was broken or lost. In the aftermath of battle, the wounded who were not worth the trouble to ransom, and those who were beyond medical attention, were often given the coup de gre with the dagger. Naturally, being an item that most people wore, those who could afford to would embellish their daggers to reflect their status.
This Darksword Armory dagger is clearly the dagger of a medieval warrior. Purpose built solely for war, it has a tapered blade profile so that it can slip between and through the weak points in armor. The crossguard gives good protection to the hand. The blade is crafted from unsharpened, 1060 high carbon steel. The guard and pommel are of steel and the grip is wood overlaid with brown leather. Comes with a wood-core scabbard that has been tightly overlaid with brown leather. It has an integrated, interwoven belt frog.