This is a simple and classic version of a medieval 15thC Bauernwehr or 'Farmers knife'.
These knives were popular amongst the lower and middle classes in the 14th, 15th and 16thC and were tough general purpose knives for farm work and fighting. The fighting link may seem strange, but the presence of the nagel shows that it was used for this purpose too.
The blade has a good distal taper, but maintains a strong spine and apple seed edge to the tip, ensuring a good strong camp knife. This particular example is more Czech known at the time as Bohemia
Antler grips and steel furniture with a double layer black veg tan sheath and bronze chape
Overall length 38cm/15"
Blade length 27cm/10.5"
Grip length 9.5cm/3.75"
Available to buy and be shipped immediately.
Based on an excavated dagger example from Dura Europa. This form of scabbard was common to 3rd and 4thC of the Roman Empire and consisted of a bronze front plate...
This Late 15thC magnificent and massive rondel is based on one in the Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany. It is a statement in all ways. It is big, flashy,...
Based on many existing examples; this type of all steel German rondel dagger is very typical of the time and very popular with the Landsknechts. Small and handy and perfect...