Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Mystery dagger, help wanted

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    35

    Mystery dagger, help wanted

    Hi.
    I recently perchased this dagger from a dealer in york who couldn't tell me much about it but i liked it and bought it anyway. Has anyone else come across anything like it before or have any ideas on it's age and origin? Its 44cm (17 and a half inches) long overall and the blade, from base to tip is 31cm (12 and a bit inches). any help will be most wellcome.







    Last edited by A. Bland; 11-19-2007 at 02:23 PM. Reason: too many pics

  2. #2
    Hello and welcome to SFI. It appears to be a hunting dagger, and possibly even a hunting plug bayonet. I would say 18th century, but I would not know if it is English or Continental. Very interesting piece.

    Jonathan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    35
    thankyou. i would be inclined to say hunting as i forgot to mension its very heavy, 409g. i imagine that would be too heavy for a bayonet but i could be very wrong

  4. #4
    At less than 1 lb., that would be lighter than many sword bayonets. Hopefully others can chime in as well since on this sword as my opinion mine is just an educated guess.

    Jonathan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    35
    bump

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by J.G. Hopkins View Post
    ....just an educated guess.
    But a correct one I think Jonathan

    Blackmore talks about similar




    David
    Last edited by David Critchley; 08-28-2009 at 08:30 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    35
    i know there isn't much to go by but can anyone offer a date? it was sold to me as late 18th Century

  8. #8
    I couldnt hazard a guess about exact year but it is an 18th cen. hunting dagger. Very Cool!
    Peace, Love, SWORDS!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •