Allen Antiques

These are the Daggers in the Allen study collection.
Ballock Dagger

Ballock Dagger 14th century

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)

Not for sale.

Dagger

Dagger circa 1400

Dagger. Typically Swiss. Good, solid excavated item. Handle missing. Includes typical hilt of curved forms. Double edged flattened diamond blade with distal taper. Handle was most likely wood and secured by the surviving pins in the butt plate.

Measurements: overall length 12.625 in. (32 cm), blade length 8.187 in. (20.8 cm), blade width at the hilt 1.146 in. (2.9 cm), blade thickness at the hilt .226 in. (.57 cm), grip length 3.375 in. (8.57 cm), weight 3.8 oz (107.72 g).

Not for sale.

Dagger

Dagger circa 1400

Basilard Dagger. Hilt of typical "I" form. Somewhat worn excavated item. Handle missing. Single edge distal taper on the blade. Single narrow fuller on one side of the blade that extends 3/4 of the length of the blade. The fuller is .187 in. from the spine. Oringinal handle would have been formed of 2 sandwich scales secured by pins. Scales missing, several pins remain. The handle is hollow on one side.

Measurements: overall length 16.18 in (41 cm), blade length 11.18 in. (28.4 cm), blade thickness at the hilt .312 in. (.8 cm), blade width at the hilt 1.1875 in. (3 cm), hilt width 3.59 in. (9.1 cm), pommel width 3.24 in. (8.2 cm), weight 9.0 oz (255.14 g).

Not for sale.

Ballock Dagger

Ballock Dagger 15th century

Excavated. Condition indicates a water find. Wooden handle with integral wooden guard. Studs (probably for the attachment of inset bands now lost) and inlaid silver. Blade of flattened diamond form. Illustrated in Laking "European Armour and Arms" vol. 3 page 35 fig. 804 (described as " of the Flemish type with silver enrichments which was recovered some years ago fom the Rhine." and dated to 1470), Dean "A Catalog of a Load Exhibition of Arms and Armor", Met. Museum of Art, 1911, No. 144. Formerly in the Keasbey collection. Sold as lot 184 of the Dec. 6, 1924 sale of the collection of Henry Griffith Keasbey held at the American Art Galleries by auctioneers Parke and Bernet where it is described as "German c. 1400 found in the Rhine". Also published in the "Metropolitan Museum of Art Catalog of European Daggers" by Bashford Dean, 1929 on page 52, number 35, listed with inventory number 28.74.6 attributed as a gift of George D. Pratt.

Measurements: overall length 10.25 in. (26 cm), blade length 5.625 in. (14.3 cm), hilt width 2.241 in. (5.7 cm) including decorative studs, grip length butt to hilt 3.875 in. (9.8 cm), blade width at the hilt .705 in. (1.8 cm), blade thickness at the hilt .126 in. (.3 cm), grip diameter at the hilt .667 in. (1.7 cm) and .791 in. (2 cm) at the butt, weight 1.9 oz (53.86 g).

Not for sale.

Ballock Dagger

Ballock Dagger Early 16th century

Ballock dagger. Slightly hollow ground blade 10 1/2 inches long with ridge shaped back edge. Inlaid maker"s mark. Wooden handle. Similar to handles found in the Mary Rose.

Not for sale.

Rondel Dagger

Rondel Dagger Early 16th century

Early 16th century form. All steel construction with a large rondel forming the pommel and a smaller rondel forming the guard. The guard is asymetrical, with a tab bent down in the back (so that it can lie next to the body of the wearer).

Not for sale.

Ballock Dagger

Ballock Dagger Late 15th-early 16th century

Ballock dagger. Single edge blade with whittle tang. Pommel of dome form with terminal ball. straight handle and simple ballock-formed hilt with a flat bolster strike plate.

Measurements: overall length 10.5 in. (26 cm), blade length 5.25 in. (13.3 cm), blade thickness at the hilt .26 in. (.7 cm), blade width at the hilt 1.1 in. (2.8 cm) grip length butt to ballocks 3.25 in. (8.3 cm), grip diameter at the pommel .74 in. (19. cm) and .636 in. (1.6 cm) at the ballocks, pommel diameter 1.035 in. (2 cm), weight 4.1 oz (116.23 g).

Not for sale.

Ballock Dagger

Ballock Dagger Late 15th-early 16th century

Ballock dagger.

Not for sale.




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