Mid 16thC Mary Rose bollock dagger TC57
The iconic bollock dagger. (TC57). This particular style of bollock dagger was characterised by those found on the Mary Rose ship wreck. Developed all through the 14th and 15th centuries, moving from a utility weapon, through to a high status piece and back by the middle of the 16thC, to a utility weapon. The blade is single edged and long, the hilt is flatter than earlier versions and features a brass impact plate at the base of the balls and the tang is finished with a brass peen washer.
Overall length 44cm/17"
Blade length 32cm/12.5"
Hilt length 9cm/3.25"
Semi-Sharp is 'butter knife sharp'; it has a very fine flat on the edge
Sharp has been ground to give a reasonable cutting edge, but final honing, if required, is by the customer.