This medieval rondel dagger is closely based on a piece in the Rothenburg Collection in Germany and dated around 1450, though I would put it a little later.
A stunning medieval dagger of very high status and imposing form. There is nothing subtle about this dagger at all; if your last moments are looking down the tip of the dagger, there is no question that the man holding it is a better man than you.
The grip is made from a number of cast bronze elements which are gold and silver plated and fitted up to a very strong, very aggressively hollow ground double edged blade. The hollow grinding stops around 40mm/1.5" from the tip, making for a very strong point.
The sheath is constructed from two layers of veg tan leather with a formed and lined cup and the dagger is suspended from a decorative ring at the throat.
Inscription reads ME FIE AN TOI ESPOIR EN DIEU "in you I trust - in God I believe
Blade length 33cm/13"
Overall length 48cm/19"
Grip length 10cm/4"
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This medieval rondel dagger is based on a composite of French pieces from around 1500. The grip is capped with a bronze pommel with a Madonna and child engraving. There grip...
This medieval and renaissance dagger is an absolute classic and similar examples can be found all over the museums of Europe. The style is very characteristic of Landsknecht pieces...