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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: Italy, late 16th - early 17th Century
Title: Parrying Dagger
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1575
Creation End Date: 1615
Creation Date: c. 1580-1610
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Arms and Armor
Materials and Techniques: steel, copper wire
Dimensions: Overall: 0cm, Blade: , Quillions: 0cm x 8.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1657
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Provenance: Frank Gair Macomber; Boston; cat. #103.
The perforations within the blade were meant to provide elasticity, preventing it from snapping during vigorous parries. The serrations were arranged not for producing an unpleasant wound, but for securing attachment of the adversary's blade.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1657
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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