A Very Fine 17th Century European Dagger
A Very Fine Antique 17th Century European Dagger, most likely Italian. 11" double edge blade with decorative brass inlays (some minor loses). Wonderful deeply carved iron pommel of classic 17th century form. Iron hilt of 'crab-claw' form, including a pair of curved quillons, outer ring-guard formed in suite. Fine plaited copper wire grip. No Scabbard. 16" overall length. A fantastic dagger !