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Ancient Weapons and Warfare

Daggers
Assyrian Dagger In Bronze Assyrian Dagger In Bronze
Ancient Assyrian dagger in bronze. Museum of Berlin.
Assyrian Poignard With Head Of Hippopotamus Assyrian Poignard With Head Of Hippopotamus
Ancient Assyrian poignard with head of hippopotamus, probably in bronze. From the bas-relief of Nimrod B.C. 1000.
Babylonian Dagger In Bronze Babylonian Dagger In Bronze
Ancient Babylonian dagger in bronze. British Museum.
Assyrian Dagger In Bronze Assyrian Dagger In Bronze
Ancient Assyrian dagger in bronze. From the Museums of the Louvre and of Berlin.
Egyptian Bronze Dagger Egyptian Bronze Dagger
Ancient Egyptian bronze dagger that has Greek character. 14 inches.
Egyptian Poignard And Sheath Egyptian Poignard And Sheath
Egyptian bronze poignard and sheath. 1 foot in length, handle is of ivory, ornamented with studs in gilded bronze from Museum of Berlin.
Bronze Egyptian Poignard Bronze Egyptian Poignard
Bronze Egyptian poignard, 11 1/2 inches found at Thebes. Handle is in horn.
Egyptian Poignard In Bronze Egyptian Poignard In Bronze
Egyptian poignard in bronze. The handle is fixed upon a wooden core.
Antique Greek Dagger Called Parazonium Antique Greek Dagger Called Parazonium
Antique Greek dagger called parazonium. Common to Greeks and Romans, 16 4/5 inches long. From Museum of Artillery, Paris.
Egyptian Sword Breaker Egyptian Sword Breaker
Ancient Egyptian sword-breaker. A sturdy dagger used as sidearm to break swords.
Four German Daggers Four German Daggers
Four ancient German daggers or poniards. From Museum at Sigmaringen.
Danish Dagger Danish Dagger
Danish dagger in bronze. 14 1/2 inches in length. Bronze Age. From the Copenhagen Museum.
Bronze Danish Dagger Bronze Danish Dagger
Danish dagger in bronze, 8 1/2 inches in length. Bronze Age. From Copenhagen Museum.
Danish Poniard Danish Poniard
Danish poniard in bronze, 4 inches long. From the Copenhagen Museum.
Germanic Poniard In Iron Germanic Poniard In Iron
Germanic poniard in iron, 15 inches length. Found in a tomb in Bavaria. From Museum of Sigmaringen.
Frankish Dagger Or Semispata In Iron Called Scramasax Frankish Dagger Or Semispata In Iron Called Scramasax
Frankish dagger or semispata in iron called scramasax. Has a single edge, and several grooves on the back of the blade. 24 inches length including the haft. From Museum of Artillery in Paris.
Scramasax In Iron Found In Switzerland Scramasax In Iron Found In Switzerland
Scramasax in iron, 18 inches in length found in Switzerland.
Scramasax In Iron Scramasax In Iron
Scramasax in iron. Length of blade is 15inches and of haft 8 inches found at Wulflingen and preserved in the Museum of Sigmaringen. Distinct for having a small knife attached on the outside of the sheath.
Germanic Dagger Of The Merovingian Epoch Germanic Dagger Of The Merovingian Epoch
Germanic dagger of the Merovingian epoch, 17 inches length. Found in a tomb at Hettingen and preserved in the Sigmaringen Museum.
Germanic Dagger Of The Merovingian Epoch Found At Rothenlachen Germanic Dagger Of The Merovingian Epoch Found At Rothenlachen
Germanic dagger of the Merovingian epoch, found at Rothenlachen and preserved in the Museum of Sigmaringen. 8 1/2 inches in length. This shape was used for more than 800 years, for it is to be found in the 15th century.
Germanic Dagger-Knife Germanic Dagger-Knife
Germanic dagger-knife of the Merovingian epoch. 13 1/2 inches. Rare specimen on account of its shape. Found in a tomb near Sigmaringen.
10th Century British Cutlass Attributed To Edward II 10th Century British Cutlass Attributed To Edward II
10th century British cutlass. It is attributed to Edward II. From Machel Manuscript.
13th Century Iron Dagger 13th Century Iron Dagger
Iron dagger, about a foot long, 13th century. In the Museum of the Canton, Lausanne.
13th Century Iron Dagger 13th Century Iron Dagger
13th century iron dagger. The blade of which measures about 12, and the haft about 5 inches. In the Museum of the Canton, Lausanne.
14th Century Scottish Iron Poniards 14th Century Scottish Iron Poniards
14th century Scottish iron poniards. In the Collection of Prince Charles of Prussia.
Poniard From The Beginning Of The 14th Century Poniard From The Beginning Of The 14th Century
Poniard from the beginning of the 14th century.
Iron Dagger Of The 14th Century Iron Dagger Of The 14th Century
Iron dagger of the 14th century. About 14 inches in length. The haft is very long. In the Museum of the Canton, Lausanne.
14th Century Iron Dagger 14th Century Iron Dagger
End of the 14th century iron dagger, about 19 1/2 inches long. In the Tower of London.
End Of The 14th Century Iron Dagger Found In The Lake Of Morat End Of The 14th Century Iron Dagger Found In The Lake Of Morat
End of the 14th century iron dagger. 14 1/2 inches in length. Found in the Lake of Morat, and the handle is of carved bone. In the Arsenal of Geneva.
Iron Dagger End Of The 14th Or Beginnng Of The 15th Century Iron Dagger End Of The 14th Or Beginnng Of The 15th Century
Iron dagger, end of the 14th or beginning of the 15th century. Collection of the Count of Nieuwerkerke.
Poniard End Of The 14th Century Poniard End Of The 14th Century
Poniard end of the 14th century.
Scottish Dagger Of The 15th Century Scottish Dagger Of The 15th Century
15th century Scottish dagger, about 14 1/2 inches long. The handle is of wood. In the Collection of Count of Nieuwerkerke.
Dagger With Single Thumb Ring Dagger With Single Thumb Ring
Dagger with single thumb ring. 16 inches long and from the 15th century.
Dagger With Double Thumb Ring Dagger With Double Thumb Ring
Dagger with double thumb ring of the 16th century. The two rings were placed there to fix the dagger on a shaft, or at the end of a lance, to resist cavalry.
Verona Dagger Of The 15th Century Verona Dagger Of The 15th Century
Dagger, anelace or Verona dagger of the 15th century. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
Dagger Anelace Of The 15th Century Dagger Anelace Of The 15th Century
Dagger anelace, 15th century.
15th Century Dagger 15th Century Dagger
15th century dagger. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
16th Century Dagger Of A German Lansquenet 16th Century Dagger Of A German Lansquenet
16th century dagger of a German lansquenet. 14 inches long, sheath in polished steel. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
Dagger Of German Lansquenet Dagger Of German Lansquenet
Dagger of German lansquenet, 16th century. In Soter Collection, Maximilian Museum, Augsburg.
German Poniard Of The 16th Century German Poniard Of The 16th Century
German poniard of the 16th century.
16th Century Stiletto Called Cuirass-Breaker 16th Century Stiletto Called Cuirass-Breaker
16th century stiletto, 12 inches long of the 16th century. also called cuirass-breaker in Germany.
16th Century Swiss Dagger From The Soltikoff Collection 16th Century Swiss Dagger From The Soltikoff Collection
16th century Swiss dagger, from the Soltikoff collection.
German Dagger Of The 16th Century German Dagger Of The 16th Century
German dagger of the 16th century.
German Poniard With Wavy Blade German Poniard With Wavy Blade
German poniard with wavy blade, very short and broad. In the Arsenal of the City of Vienna.
16th Century German Poniard 16th Century German Poniard
16th century German poniard, the guard has four quillons. In the Collection of Charles XV, King of Sweden.
16th Century Main Gauche 16th Century Main Gauche
16th century main gauche. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
German Main Gauche 16th Century German Main Gauche 16th Century
German main gauche, 16th century. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
German Main Gauche With Richly Engraved Handle German Main Gauche With Richly Engraved Handle
German main gauche, about 20 inches long, 16th century. The handle is richly engraved. In the Museum of Sigmaringen.
Spanish Main Gauche Spanish Main Gauche
Spanish main gauche, with the inscription Viva Felipe V, which shows that this weapon was in use in the year 1701. In the Meyrick Collection.
German Main Gauche With Indented Blade German Main Gauche With Indented Blade
German main gauche with indented blade for breaking swords, 16th century. In the Collection of the Count of Nieuwerkerke.
16th Century German Main Gauche With Indented Blade 16th Century German Main Gauche With Indented Blade
16th century German main gauche, with indented blade for the breaking swords, with thumb ring and quillons curved in inverse directions. In the Museum of Dresden Collection.
Indented Blade Of German Main Gauche Indented Blade Of German Main Gauche
Indented blade of German main gauche.
Large German Brise-Épée Large German Brise-Épée
Large German brise-épée, 16th century. In the Meyrick Collection.
Indented Blade Of Large German Brise-Épée Indented Blade Of Large German Brise-Épée
Indented blade of large German brise-épée, 16th century.
17th Century Large German Main Gauche 17th Century Large German Main Gauche
17th century large German main gauche, with indented quillons and grated guard as sword-breaker. It measures about 25 by 10 inches. In the National Museum of Munich.
16th Century German Stiletto 16th Century German Stiletto
16th century German stiletto called cuirass-breaker, about 12 inches long. In the Museum of Sigmaringen.
German Poniard Called Panzerbrecher German Poniard Called Panzerbrecher
German poniard called panzerbrecher. The numbers on the blade serving probably for measuring the bore of cannons. In the Museum of Sigmaringen.
Wag-Nuk Or Tigers Claw Wag-Nuk Or Tigers Claw
Wag-nuk or tigers claw, 2 1/2 feet in length. This was an Indian weapon belonging to a secret society and was invented about 1659 by Sewaja, a Hindoo. It was used for purposes of murder, and as it counterfeited the wounds of a tigers claw, it diverted suspicion from the offender. In the Meyrick Collection.
Persian Poniard With Damascened Blade And Ivory Handle Persian Poniard With Damascened Blade And Ivory Handle
Persian poniard with damascened blade and ivory handle.
Hindoo Khouttar With Blade Hindoo Khouttar With Blade
Hindoo khouttar with blade, called langue de boeuf. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
Hindoo Khouttar With Forked Blade Hindoo Khouttar With Forked Blade
Hindoo khouttar with forked blade. In the Museum of Tsarskoe-Selo.
Turkish Kandjar Dagger Turkish Kandjar Dagger
Turkish kandjar dagger.
Javanese Krees Javanese Krees
Javanese krees.
Javanese Dagger But Of Indian Or Persian Workmanship Javanese Dagger But Of Indian Or Persian Workmanship
Javanese dagger but of Indian or Persian workmanship, 17 inches long. The blade is grooved and the handle of a massive piece of ivory, ornamented with nail heads in damascened iron. The sheath of shagreen is partly covered by plaques of niello-work.

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