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Dagger: ARM.191-1912

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The steel blade is curved and double edged, with a pair of short fullers bordered by double incised lines running down the centre, and a single incised line at each edge. At the forte are stars inlaid in copper alloy, actively engaged in bimetallic corrosion. The hilt is waisted and fluted, of horn with silver alloy ferrule and pommel, both decorated with beaded bands matching the fluting of the hilt, and the pommel with a design of three flowers in foliage, all in silver filigree. The scabbard is of wood covered with silver alloy sheet punched and incised with bands and panels of floral ornament, a triple band of beading at the throat, and an onion-shaped fluted finial at the chape below a section of silver wire binding. At the inside is a silver suspension loop with a decorative knot below. The silver covering is damaged on the inside below the suspension loop.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 420 mm
Weight: 378 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


1800 CE - 1899 CE

Components of the work

Blade Length 302 mm

Identification numbers

Accession number: ARM.191-1912
Primary reference Number: 162323
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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