• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 32

    A GERMAN (SAXON) LEFT-HAND DAGGER

    PARTLY LATE 16TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN (SAXON) LEFT-HAND DAGGER
    PARTLY LATE 16TH CENTURY
    With tapering blade of flattened diamond section formed with a recessed ricasso cut with a recessed panel on each face, later guard, the quillons formed with characteristic forward-swept fluted spatulate terminals with ring-guard between, the latter filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, domed octagonal pommel, and later grip expertly bound with patterned wire and 'Turk's heads'.
    17 5/8in (44.8cm)


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