Left-hand dagger and sheath

Steel, iron, wood, gold, silver and cloth | 413 x 45 x 109387mm | c 1600-c 1625

Unknown Maker

Left-hand daggers were used when fighting a duel to parry an opponent's sword-thrust. They were often made to match a rapier, and also to accessorise with a gentleman's outfit. For more on this type of weapon see acc. no. 5145. The style of this hilt...
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