Del Tin 2172 Parrying Dagger
Original: 17th century
his large parrying dagger is meant for use in the off-hand. The long guard features a strong ring guard and quillons the curve down and forward, hexagonal in cross-section. The unusual pommel is squarish with a raised area in the center, and is decorated with incised fluted lines.
The iron wire-wrapping of the grip has been replaced by leather over spiral-wrapped wire. The scabbard, made by Art Elwell's A Work of Art
, is leather-covered, wool-lined wood. The fittings are German silver, accented with Sterling silver. The top locket features a sharkskin strap that attaches to a brass button, securing the dagger in the scabbard.
Inspired by an original located in the castle of Udine, before the armoury moved to another museum at Villa Manin of Passariano.
Overall length: 18.25"
Weight: 15 ounces
Width of guard: 6.125"
Blade: 12.75" long; 1.125" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 5.125"
Maker: Del Tin Armi Antiche
This item has been retired from the collection.