Pre-Owned Item: Arms & Armor Knightly Dagger with Leather Sheath
- Blade Condition: Very condition with a moderate amount of cosmetic blemishing present
- Hilt Condition: Very good condition with a medium amount of cosmetic blemishing present
- Grip: Very good condition with a minor amount of blemishing
Construction Condition: Dagger is still durably constructed and components are still tightly fitted.
- Sheath: In good functional condition with minor cosmetic blemishing
Many of the classic illustrations of knights in battle show desperate combat with daggers of this type. The Arms & Armor Knightly Dagger is based on an early 15th C. example from a private collection. This dagger style was common from the early medieval period to well into the 16th Century. It has a tapered wheel pommel detailed with a recessed face and centered dome. The down turned guard ends in beaded terminals.
These fighting knives were popular throughout Europe. The stout tapering blade gave good stabbing power and the ability to lever against opponents weapons and body. Many of the depictions of these weapons in conflict show the antognist in close combat where a sturdy well made weapon is essential. The hilt is crafted from steel and a leather covered hard wood grip. The sharpened blade is made of high carbon steel.