Bauernwehr medieval dagger TC71
This bauernwehr also some call hauswehr (TC71) style of medieval hunting and working knife was popular from the late 14thC to the early to mid 16thC, especially in Germany and Switzerland.
Very similar knives are found in quantity in museums, but also in artwork by Gaston Phoebus and Breughel.
They are always of stout construction and have the knuckle pin or nagel has a very characteristic feature, meaning that their intention was also for fighting.
(For a version with by knives please see TC100 - Bauernwehr with by knives)
Steel fittings, hollow steel rivets wood grip panels and some decorative punching down the blade.
Grip length 10cm/4"
Blade length 27cm/10.5"
Overall length 41cm/16"
Semi-Sharp is 'butter knife sharp'; it has a very fine flat on the edge but can be sharpened for a little extra.
Sharp has been ground to give a reasonable edge, but final honing, if required, is by the customer.
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