Parrying Dagger

c. 1580–1610
Overall: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); Blade: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.); Quillions: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)
Weight: 80 g (2.82 oz.)
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The perforations within the blade were meant to provide elasticity, preventing it from snapping during vigorous parries. The serrations were arranged not for producing an unpleasant wound, but to "catch" the adversary's blade.
Parrying Dagger

Parrying Dagger

c. 1580–1610

Italy, late 16th - early 17th Century

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