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16th C off-hand/ parrying/quillon dagger


Eric Estlund

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I am just wrapping up this piece. While not a direct recreation, it is designed with stylistic elements from several museum pieces. I wanted a "working" dagger with more detailing than an armoury grade weapon, but not a high status piece. Being relatively reserved in details, it was important for me to try to balance those in an authentic way.

 

The scabbard is made after construction examples in Covering the Blade with hardware again based on period examples. The locket has a roped top edge and rear staple type mounting loop for wear behind the left hip. The chape has a small acorn drag.

 

This one is double edged, hollow ground, with somewhat minimized distal taper for a stiff parry and stout tip.

 

All the wirework and turks heads are done in iron wire.

 

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