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