Antique Italian Dagger, Crab Claw Dagger
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A very rare early 17th century Italian crab claw dagger.
DETAILS: A tapering double-edged blade with a central fuller on each face stamped respectively with the letters NH INTA NH and struck with a small round maker's mark. The iron hilt is comprised of slender double 'crab claw' quilllons, a large upturned crab shell guard pierced with crescents and circles forming a central Knight cross with engraved radiating lines forming a rising sun. A globular pommel chiselled with foliage and a later wooden grip.
CONDITION: lightly pitted overall, the wooden grip most likely is a later replacement.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 54 cm (21 1/4 in)
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- Militaria & Weapons
- Circa 1620
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