J.F. Schroeder Cinquedea
Original: 16th century Italy
Venetian broad-bladed Renaissance dagger; ebony wooden handle with central ridge, brass accents, pins and end cap; drooping guard; highly distinctive blade with five sculpted longitudinal grooves. Blade and quillons are deeply etched, modeled after a surviving historic example.
Overall length: 22"
Width of guard: 5.375"
Blade: 15.5" long; 3" wide tapering to 1.5"
Grip and pommel: 5.75"
Point of Balance (PoB): 3" from guard
Maker: J.F. Schroeder of Southern California.
This piece is inspired by an original located in a private collection.