Classic as carried by most of the adult male population at the time (“The dagger is the sword of the Italian people”). Now very rarely encountered, condemned by their simplicity and the lack of appreciation for anything old other than fine items, which changed only after World War II. 9” hollow faced triangular blade with simple tendril decoration. Rudimentary cross guard indicative of its intended use as a clandestine or surprise weapon rather than for fighting. Well-worn wood grip with old splinters to each end. Charming example of a near extinct type with a very important place in history.