A dagger to the heart

November 2, 2008

This is a real dagger, though it’s only 3 1/4″ long. The blade is hardened high carbon steel. The grip is horn, the guard and pommel are sterling silver. The sheath is formed steel, very thin, silver soldered together. This is a close copy of an 18th Century dagger. Used for self protection or intrigue, the dagger and sword were part of daily dress. The original has a 6″ blade.

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The sheath has a retainer clip to keep the blade in place when not in use. Perhaps you could spear the olive from your Martini with a sinister flourish, just one of thousands of possibilities…

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