Italian dagger ! End of 1600 beginning of 1700!
Beautiful Italian dagger , very rare, iron, with floral engraved , the grip of alternating segments of light and dark horn with brass spacers, and pommel. Used for duels or personal defense!
End of 1600 beginning of 1700!
Size 19.5 cm
A dagger is a knife with a very sharp point and usually two sharp edges, typically designed or capable of being used as a thrusting or stabbing weapon. Daggers have been used throughout human history for close combatconfrontations, and many cultures have used adorned daggers in ritual and ceremonial contexts. The distinctive shape and historic usage of the dagger have made it iconic and symbolic.
The dagger was very popular as a fencing and personal defense weapon in 17th- and 18th-century Italy, where it was referred to as the daga or pugnale. During the Renaissance Age the dagger was used as part of everyday dress, and daggers were the only weapon commoners were allowed to carry on their person.