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Old 19th November 2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Two late 16th century excavated daggers.

The first with straight quillons expending toward the tip
Blade of diamond section with ricasso
Urn shaped pommel
O.L 32 cm blade 21 cm

The second wirh flat rounding quillons
Blade with tall median ridge
Urn shaped pommel

O.L 34 cm blade 24 cm
Both with ring guard
any comment on it will be welcome
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Old 21st November 2017, 05:25 PM   #2
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Well Jean-Luc, i see by the absence of opinions that these two beauties are not interesting for collectors. But don't be sad, just send them over to Portugal .
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But first, I must inspect them for flaws before Fernando gets them-

Very nice pieces, but as I have novice knowledge here, not much to add. Excellent finds, Jean-Luc!

These would be classified as main-gauche, correct? Used in two hand fighting with the accompanying rapier?
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