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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    A GERMAN EXPANDING LEFT-HAND DAGGER

    CIRCA 1580-1600

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN EXPANDING LEFT-HAND DAGGER
    CIRCA 1580-1600
    With tapering flat blade changing to a sharply tapering point of stiff-diamond section, and fitted with a pair of sprung side-prongs retained by a sliding catch on the reverse of the ricasso, iron hilt formed with a pair of strongly arched quillons widening and flattened towards the tips, ring-guard filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, faceted pommel, and moulded grip bound with patterned wire and 'Turk's heads'.
    18 5/8in (48cm)


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