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 seen 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.
Walnut grips and steel furniture with a double layer veg tan sheath.
Overall length 49cm/19"
Blade length 35cm/13.5"
Grip length 11cm/4.5"
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...
This Scottish Dirk dagger is based on the early simple dirks of the 17thC and had a guard and pommel of cast brass with a turned, ribbed blackwood grip and...
A composite of two French daggers used to create a detailed rondel of around 1500 with a Madonna and child scene on the pommel cap and a two part wooden grip...