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Title Thames river-find dagger chape
Nationality European
Period 16th century
Price £20.00

This bronze chape (3cm across at the top) would have been the bottom mount of a scabbard, probably for a dagger, typically one of the classic left-hand daggers so often seen on portraits of the period with the pommel peeping out on the other side to that of the rapier. Decoration on 17th-century pieces tends to be much simpler.

Scabbard elements from 16th-century daggers simply didn't survive in any quantity, so river-find material is often the only evidence of what they looked like.

It has been cleaned, using acid or a wire mop perhaps, but some of the original river deposit is still within the piece. The condition is otherwise as you would expect from a river-find piece, but there is also a 1cm crack to the face of the chape.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Dirks : European : 16th Century]

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I picked up the No5 this morning and I'm well pleased with it.

Thanks very much for a great deal hope to trade again in the future.

A M, UK, 06.07.2013

Thank you. I have received the bayonet. It is indeed in excellent condition and miracle! It fits my antique P53 perfectly.

A F, Belgium, 29.08.2005

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