Two daggers, Anonymous, c. 1475 - c. 1524

Two daggers, Anonymous, c. 1475 - c. 1524

wrought iron (iron alloy), h 38.5cm. More details

Soldiers used daggers mainly in hand-to-hand combat, but these thrusting weapons were also a status symbol for the nobility. Various types were in use, often with an embellished hilt. A dagger with two lobes at the guard was called a ‘bollock dagger’ or a ‘kidney dagger’. These two daggers were found buried, which is why the blades are damaged.

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