10 1/8” d.e. blade with brass encasement to the blade, one side with hair line lamination indicative of wrought iron construction. Iron hilt circular terminal down turned guard and banded spherical pommel. Steel wire wrapped grip with fluted ferrules as was the fashion in the late 17th-early 18th century. Frosty oxidation texture throughout. The blade with light tool finish as made. Grip excellent with a smudge of white “manor house” paint. Dueling and street fighting continued in Italy through the 18th century. This dagger would have been worn with a matching rapier.