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The 8th Lord Howard de Walden

Ear Dagger

Description:

This is a rare and particularly fine  example of an ear dagger, so called because it's pommel resembles an ear. The pommel has two splayed discs to hook the thumb and allow for a more forceful downward thrust. It was a weapon that was particularly favoured by royalty and other memebrs of the aristocracy.

Place of Production:
Spain
Materials/Media:
steel, brass and ivory
Dimensions:
L 360mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
EAAM030n
Creation Date:
c.1500
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council