Of a small group occasionally encountered, each distinctively different from the others and related by their period, workmanship, materials and techniques, but not style. This example with 14 1/8” village made d.e. blade with some forging evidence. The grip and scabbard stem wrapped with white metal and copper wire. The grip with hound’s tooth incised white metal ferrule. The large rectangular scabbard throat with copper shakome inlay of two arrow head panels braised and pin fastened over two triangles. We know of not references identifying these daggers which are perhaps, contest prizes for festivals. We have owned this one for more than 35 years.