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SPANISH LEFT HAND DAGGER MAIN GAUCHE C.1660

$8,500

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SPANISH LEFT HAND DAGGER MAIN GAUCHE C.1660

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The lovely form and decoration of this blade conceal a much more serious function; to parry and capture an opponents blade. The opened clefts flanking the ricasso allow a blade to be captured more easily than the closed clefts above, but does not assure success, as a quick twist and withdrawal of the blade, a move perfected by most swordsmen, freed the blade. The interior of the guard mounts a pierced and embossed plate which is decorated en suite with the guardo polvo of the rapier to which it was matched originally. The ricasso is struck with a makers mark each side and the dagger is preserved in exceptional condition throughout.Blade length: 17 7/8”

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Faganarms



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