Originally Posted by Battara
I would love to own a dagger like this, especially with this type of fluting and blade chiseling.
Not to be obtuse, but is this a European dagger or a Middle Eastern dagger (looking at the hilt)?
st. peter came from the middle east.
more specifically, syria. as most people travelled armed in those days, especially in the far provinces of the empire, i'd guess he obtained his dagger in palestine or syria before he journeyed to rome as an old man. at least if we believe it was his. for interest, judas was thought to have been a sicarii (dagger man).
reminds me a bit of a roman utility knife: