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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan, 2019 1:05 am    Post subject: Rothenburg bollock dagger reproductions         Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

Sorry for the silence, but I have been busy as hell on a very interesting TV project that I can't say anything about; but you will get to know about it......

But now I am back and making again - hurrah! and here are some new pieces; the black scabbard is an order and the red is available for sale.

The dagger is based on a piece from The Rothenburg Collection and is one of those mid to late 15thC bollock daggers that are so very elegant and is either French or German.

This is a knife perfectly capable of fighting, but perhaps not that resilient as the blade is relatively delicate, but it is certainly perfect for show.

The dagger has two very distinctive features that if not unique are very unusual. The first is the strange step in the blade dividing a ricasso area from the blade proper and the second is the square profile of the grip. However there are the standard features for higher status daggers at this time, such as the rivets through the balls (no jokes please!!!), the guard and the pommel cap.

In this case, the grip is in ebony and the furniture bronze and one blade is hollow ground whilst the other is flat ground. Sheath is in a double layer veg tan with a hemp suspension cord.

Overall length 44cm/17.25"
Blade length 32cm/12.5"
Grip length 9.5cm/3.75"

I hope you like them.

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote


Those terribly complex blades, with the brass furniture and the unusual hilts--they look like video game or movie fantasy blades. If I saw those in some sort of electronic media, I'd scoff and say that they cribbed some features and made up the rest. That said, they are very good looking pieces, and seeing them from different angles makes me appreciate what went in to them! Kudos sir! What a nice pair...

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