Lot 4283

A German or Flemish knightly dagger, 1st half of the 15th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots

Description

Narrow thrusting blade of rectangular section, with a smith's mark inlaid in brass on one side. Short quillons with octagonal, slightly tapered, broadened arms. The grip with original, rubbed leather cover, incomplete in places. Circular disc pommel with remnants of notched décor. Flat, rectangular, double-stepped, riveted button. Length 48.5 cm.
A rare, early dagger with a stiletto blade only, which was designed to penetrate the gaps between plates of armour and pierce chain mail.

Condition: II - III Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 416 lots and starts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4416. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.