A Very Fine 17th Century European Dagger
A Very Fine Large Antique 17th Century European Dagger, most likely Italian. 12" double edge blade with (2) 8.75" fullers maker marked on both sides 'ANTHONIO, PICHINIO'. Wonderful deeply carved iron pommel with matching guard of classic 17th century form. Iron hilt, including a pair of strait quillons with flared rounded ends, outer ring-guard formed in suite. Original fine braided steel wire grip with 'Turks Heads'. No Scabbard. 18" overall length. A fantastic dagger with dark untouched age patina !