14thC Effigy Rondel Dagger. TC102
Mid to late 14thC Rondel dagger. Featuring a flower shaped pommel and disc guard in bronze with a fluted wooden grip. A very strong double sided, diamond section blade.
This type of 'gentle' motif of a flower was typical of knights of the 13th and 14th C. You can see motifs and daggers like this on effigy's and artwork throughout the period.
Later rondel daggers had a top 'disc' style guard as well but early ones had a more normal shaped dagger pommel as seen here.
As well as the dagger being typical of the period it comes with a very distinctive 'cupped' leather sheath which has been shaped around the bottom rondel with a brass shaped shape with fluting and a heart motif cut out.
There is an image of a 14thC rondel found in the Thames that has a similar combination of an early 14thC Rondel
Blade length 24cm/9.5"
Grip length 9.5cm/3.75"
Please note: The colours may vary in tone from the photos here. Each skin of leather is different and reacts differently to the dye so they may be darker or lighter in tone