Left Hand Sail Dagger, North Italian or Spanish, Mid-17th C

$995.00

SKU: SD1475 Category:

Description

Triangular-section hollow-ground 18 3/4″ blade with stamped maker’s mark on the
reverse, showing lamination and moderate pitting. Steel hilt with long straight quillons of
square section transitioning to round spiral section with large button finials. Two-piece sail
guard with triple ridges in the center and the edges rolled outward; the lower edge brazed
with copper to the flat part of the quillons and the upper section fitting into a round hole on
the pommel. Leather grip (worn, but complete and likely the original); ovoid pommel
engraved with diamond design and fitted with a small button. Steel parts pitted and acid
cleaned; some losses to the turned edges of the sail guard. Overall length 24 1/4″.