Probably Venetian/Dalmatian. 8 ¾” tapered diamond section blade. Iron hilt with thick pommel and quillon terminals in the form of turbans. Wire wrapped grip. At the time, the Venetian Empire extended north of the Adriatic and along its Baltic coast. War with the Ottoman Empire was continuous and Turkish influence in weapons design and decoration was common. This dagger would have been carried as a side arm by a soldier, probably a Dalmatian mercenary fighting for Venice.

Stock Number: FNS7829

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