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What is this?

Blade with straight sides and leaf-shaped point. Hollow bolster, ferrules silver gilt with floral pattern. Tapered handles are ivory and bone in triangular pattern. In the middle of the handle black inlaid dots and two horizontal bands. Silver-gilt caps with floral pattern on the end of the handle.

This is a knife from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1610 and we acquired it in 1985. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its medium is

steel, silver, gold, ivory, bone

Its dimensions are

L x W: 22.5 x 1.7 cm (8 7/8 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: impressed dagger (attr. London Cutler's Company); on blade: fleur-de-lis

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg and catalogued by S. Wilmering

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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