Posted: Sat 24 Jan, 2009 9:23 am Post subject: Dagger information please.
Can anybody tell me the reason for plate on dagger quillian, Is it to rest the thumb, Two Pics.
Can you date the pommel on other dagger. is it military. ( As picture please ) one pic.
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I don't really know much about daggers, but it seems to me that the plate on the first dagger is either meant to be a rain guard (chappe) or is just for display. It appears almost as if there would have been at one time a similiar "shell like" plate on the other side. These might have provided a seal between the dagger and the sheath to keep rain out. However, I'm merely speculating.
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