Antique Mediterranean Spanish Albacete Dagger Stiletto
Antique circa 1800 A.D. Mediterranean Spanish dagger- stiletto manufactured in Albacete. Barrel form polished horn grip inlaid with brass serpentine motifs and flanked by pierced and banded conical brass mounts. Sturdy elongated leaf shaped blade with medial ridge, thick iron cross guard of elongated diamond shape.
Original wooden scabbard is bound in dark green velvet trimmed at the middle with red cord, mouth mounted with a banded brass locket I with a frog stud.
CONDITION: In very good original untouched condition for an over 200-year-old dagger with old patina. The velvet fabric, originally dark green is worn and faded to a greenish brown after hundreds of years.
Overall length with the scabbard: 29 cm (11.42 inches).
Overnight without the scabbard: 28 cm (11.02 inches).
For a near identical example please see “Armas Blancas en España”,by Rafael Ocete Rubio, pl.11.
These types of the daggers are particularly associated with Spanish Resistance to the occupation of Spain by French Napoleonic armies, 1808-1814.
We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.