Fine Italian Parrying Dagger, circa 1580-1600

A dagger for the left hand, with blackened textured surface, ring guard, recurved quillons terminating in  “fish tails”, beautifully pierced blade with slightly swelled tip, barrel shaped pommel with button, later wire wrapped grip with turk’s heads.

O. A. – 15 1/2” – 39.3 cm.

Blade – 11 1/8” – 28.2 cm.

Price – $7,850