Venetian Stiletto


In Venice, on the Piazza San Marco is the popular Doge's Palace. There amidst other admirable weapons is also the original of this particularly beautiful stiletto. Centuries old, its elegantly crafted contours and unique triangular blade were obviously shaped by a master - someone who knew his work and knew form and function as well; for the dagger shone with a positively happy wickedness. Stilettos came in many sizes, from delicate little hideout weapons to forthright long daggers suitable for use even as a main gauche, but this is certainly one of the more attractive ones we've come across. Each blade face is beautifully hollowed. Grip is wood. Comes complete with sheath. Original from around 1520.

Weight 200g (8 oz), overall 35cm (13 5/8”), blade 21cm (8 11/16”). Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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