Italian Vendetta Dagger, Probably 19th C, but possibly earlier

$2,995.00

SKU: SD1389c Category:

Description

So small because it was made to be worn on a chain around a women’s neck and hidden in the bodice to be used in case she was assaulted. Very sturdy four sided blade with blood grooves. The blade is 3 1/4” long with a razor sharp tip, fine for piercing a juggler vein or an eye, etc. Very ornate because it was made for a woman. Chiseled steel hilt featuring spiral handle and steel swan neck cross guard. Concave pommel integral with the grip. Blade with practically all the original polish. Finely made four-sided silver scabbard showing great age with black patination. Silver loop attached to scabbard for the lady’s chain to go through so it could be worn around the neck. Very good condition. Overall length 6″.