art-of-swords:

Ceremonial Dagger

  • Dated: mid-19th century
  • Culture: French
  • Measurements: overall length 43 cm

Described as a dagger for ‘esoteric rituals’ the dagger features a straight, double-edged blade with a triple fuller, engraved with floral motifs. The bronze hilt is depicting Death wrapped in a mantle and a snake on the quillon. The wooden scabbard is covered in brown velvet with brass mounts decorated with bas-relieved floral motifs.

Source: Copyright © 2015 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

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