Based on an example from the Wallace. The small but powerfully built daggers were popular with Landsknechts and are characteristically German.
Triangular blade with 29cm blade
Grip length – 9.5cm
Blade length – 29cm
Overall length – 40cm
Blade thickness at hilt – 12mm
Handle components – Steel
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