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Dagger (weapon): HEN.M.303-1933

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Description

Dagger. The hilt, tapering outwards towards the top, is made of some sort of red wood and is in the form of two conjoined tapering reeds, finished with a steel pommel-cap. Very short stout cross, slightly arched, flattening the tips and cut into a v-shape at the ecusson. Blade of flattened diamond section, very stout.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 32.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart

Dating

15th Century-16th Century#
Circa 1490 - 1510

Note

The wood of the grip is a later replacement.

Components of the work

Hilt composed of wood (plant material) Length 9.3 cm
Grip composed of wood (plant material)
Dagger composed of steel
Blade Length 23.0 cm Width 2.0 cm
Steel
Wood

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.303-1933
Primary reference Number: 19172
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 January 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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