DAGGER known as "HAND-GAUCHE" France or Italy late 16th - early 17th century

Frédéric Coridon
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Description

CategoryAncient weapons
Period16th century
Style
Condition Very good state

DAGGER called "HAND-LEFT"
France or Italy late 16th - early 17th century
Wrought iron
H .: 55; L .: 23.5; Thickness: 6 cm

It has a four-sided blade, two straight quillons, long and unscrewable, the handle featuring a braided decoration, a blade heel of rectangular section with thumb rest and openwork of two stylized hearts.
The shell guard is entirely openwork and presents a plant decoration in superimposed horizontal friezes including two central rows of lily flowers.

This dagger is used during fencing duels, and has the particularity of being reserved for the so-called "weak" hand, namely the left hand.

A CNES expert certificate will be given to the purchaser.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

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