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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]

testimonials

My order arrived this morning, thanks for the prompt delivery.

Two excellent original pieces, I must say.

Buckle is in minty condition retaining so much detail esp plummage on eagle's neck and chest, like to see those 'creases' on the legs also... a beautiful example of an early O&C buckle.

Belt is very interesting, rather thin, CROUPON stamped and also behind the tongue...maybe Allegmeine but no SS markings as you state. Beautiful piece none the less.

Thanks for a speedy transaction Chris, I am very happy with my purchase :)

B M, United Kingdom, 26.10.2018

Thanks, we are very pleased with the medal... this is just the job.

C S, UK, 06.11.2010

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