Purse Bollock Dagger 1350-1500 TC103
Bollock daggers come in all shapes and sizes and were hugely popular over large parts of Europe, particularly northern and into Scandanavia. As well as the larger fighting daggers we are more familiar with, in manuscripts you see lots of much smaller daggers which are often worn in conjunction with a purse or belt pouch. So presumably to make a convenient package of dagger, purse and belt the dagger is threaded through slits in the back of the purse or the belt loops. This dagger represents one of these small but still formidable purse daggers. 1350-1500.
Blade length 17cm/7 inches
Grip length (halfway over balls) 9.5cm/3.75 inches
Overall length 29cm/11.5 inches