Antique Left hand Dagger Stiletto, 17th century
Early 17th century dagger with 8 3/8" double-edged blade with moderate pitting, straight quillons with ring guard, wooden grip covered by leather with wire wrapping. Deeply stamped on the spear point blade with a deep makers stamp. Condition: wonderful, untouched deep age patina. Total length: 13 inches (33 cm). The same marks-multiply ellipse- could be found on early 17th century Polish Hussars swords mounted with North Italian blades. References: Husaria Polska by Z. Zygulski Jun.page 115 and Szabla Wschodnia I jej Typy Narodowe by Czeslaw Jarnuszkiewicz plate 91.
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