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dagger

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    OA.19

  • Description

    Quillon dagger. Steel, double-edged blade of diamond section. The guard has two, short forward-pointed faceted quillons and the pommel is of wheel form with a point at the end for the tang button. The whole hilt, pommel, grip and quillons are cast in a single piece of alloy composed of tin with traces of lead and copper. The blade is pitted and polished bright. The grip is bound with wire.

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  • Date

    • 1400 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 310 millimetres (Overall length)
    • Length: 190 millimetres (Blade length)
    • Weight: 174 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Identification of the alloy by Graeme Rimer of the Royal Armouries, 1979 noted on label with object. Comment and object description by T.Richardson, Royal Armouries.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    OA.19

  • Additional IDs

    • AL116/288 (Royal Armouries)
Quillon dagger. Steel, double-edged blade of diamond section. The guard has two, short forward-pointed faceted quillons and the pommel is of wheel form with a point at the end for the tang button. The whole hilt, pommel, grip and quillons are cast in a single piece of alloy composed of tin with traces of lead and copper. The blade is pitted and polished bright. The grip is bound with wire.

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