Ballock Dagger. Found in the river Thames in London by Thames mudlarks. Single edged blade with whittle tang and simple wooden handle carved to form integral wooden hilt. Wood has been stabilized and fill added since recovery. Nigel Mills dated this dagger to the early 14th century.
Measurements: overall length 11 in. (28 cm), blade length 6.75 in. (17.1 cm), blade thickness at the hilt .284 in. (.7 cm), blade width at the hilt .9375 in. (2.4 cm), grip length butt to ballocks 3 in. (7.6 cm), width of ballock 2.24 in. (5.7 cm), weight 5.8 oz (164.4 g)
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