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15th century rondel dagger

The rondel dagger was developed as a piercing blade to fit into the gaps between elements of plate armor. This reproduction is based on a French original in the Wallace Collection. It features a hollow-ground 1070 tempered high-carbon blade with a wood grip and steel guard and pommel and a suspension leather sheath. The blade is "edged" but not "sharp" - it doesn't much need to be sharp, that wasn't the point!

length: 21"
blade: 16 1/2"
blade width: 1 1/4" at base
blade width: 3/8" at 2" from tip
grip (interior): 4 1/4"
rondels: 2 7/8"
spine thickness: 1/4"
weight (dagger): 1 lb 4.5 oz
weight (dagger and sheath): 1 lb 6.9 oz

Price: $90

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