The Bollock Dagger was popular with every strata of society in the late Medieval and early Renaissance period and styles befitting the varied wealth of each segment of society existed. This simple 14th – 15th century Ballock dagger by Tod Cutler of the UK replicates a dagger for everyday wear by peasants, archers and soldiers of lower status. Though the dagger lacks the embellishment and finery of those borne by those of greater means it does not compromise on the lethality of its single-edged blade.
The blade is crafted from high carbon steel and was appropriately slack-quenched to a hardness of approximately 50 HRc. It is an elongated wedge-shape in its cross section – a thickened spine stiffens it for maximum piercing capability and the long sides of its wedge form make a capable cutting and slicing blade as well.
Though rustic in its appearance the wooden hilt is well carved, crafted and polished for a solid hilt. The blade is mounted into the hilt with a peen over a brass rosette washer. The dagger is paired with a well-crafted, double layered sheath of vegetable tanned leather, capped with a brass tip and completed with leather cords for wear.