- Museum number
Quillon dagger with a straight, double-edged, hollow ground blade of diamond section inlaid on the inside with a maker's mark in brass. The grip is missing but the guard comprises a single block with two forward-curved quillons moulded with reeding on the outside and a loop-guard decorated in the same way and filled with a fretted panel. The pommel is cylindrical and fluted. The blade has traces of the characteristic black patina associated with finds from the River Thames.
- Production date
Length: 315 millimetres (Blade length)
Length: 445 millimetres (Overall length)
Weight: 428 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Identical to another dagger, also from the River Thames, in the Royal Armouries collection and very similar to the another dagger in the British Museum dated 1593 (1883,0705.117). Comment and object description by T.Richardson, Royal Armouries. See J.bate and D.Thornton, Shakespeare, staging the world, London 2012, p. 40 fig.28 for this dagger shown with a sword from Royal Armouries found at Bankside, London.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1975-1995, London, V&A, Arms and Armour display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number