Second half of the 19th century. 8 1/4" slender leaf shaped blade with narrow fuller each side, made strictly for thrusting as with stilletos. The root sheathed in simply incised brass. Copper grip base with faceted medial band below laminations of brass and bone segments. The olive form pommel of identical construction. Fine perforated leather scabbard reminiscent of fine quality Italian shoes. Sold largely in Argentina where Spanish and Italian immigrants dominated business and reshaped the culture. The elaborate "gaucho knives" produced in Germany have much in common and may be considered dress versions of these simple daggers.