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This unusual dagger is well executed, large and heavy. It combines the best features of a parrying dagger with a classic short sword. Think of it as a parrying dagger designed as a primary weapon.
The blade is 35cm long and it has a 13.3 cm wire-wrap grip. This wire-wrap (aside from being historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing) enables a secure hold on this weapon - more so than plain leather or wood. Weight wise, it's over three quarters of a kilo, which is ample for a powerful cut. It is long enough that it handles like a short sword, and sword drills can be carried out with this weapon. The overall length is an impressive 53cm. The hilt is plenty long enough for a hand-and-a-half grip, although such handling is inappropriate for dagger combat, this extra length coupled with the spherical pommel, makes it well suited for pushing down upon: so it's ideal for the last stages of a pig hunt!
The POB is at the guard exactly, this makes it extremely well balanced for thrusting while maintaining an excellent ability for snap cuts. I estimate however that the COP is 2-4 inches from the tip. It is designed for long slicing cuts rather than for thrusting and quick flicking (though it can be used for that). Both edges are sharp. Overall this is a very well executed dagger and its robustness and power make it a deadly weapon. Comes with scabbard.
Beautiful and very well balanced, this dagger has a decent weight to it, giving a solid feeling of strength and power. Definitely happy to have this in my collection, the only flaw being the looseness of the blade in the scabbard Unknown on 8th Dec 2016
A very elegant and well made dagger,feels comfy in the hand,nice weight and the wire grip is flawless.Also purchased the french artillery sword,top value also,well made and solid. SteveT on 24th Apr 2016
An elegant design, very well executed. The steelwork and wire wrap grip are flawless and it feels very good to hold. It's fairly heavy, more short sword than dagger. The long grip and heavy pommel provide a significant counterweight. The scabbard is also excellent with perhaps the only flaw is that the scabbard is a loose fit, it doesn't "snap" shut. The dagger can slide out with almost no resistance, ie. it falls out easily if its below horizontal.
Overall a great product and amazingly good value. Rob on 7th Apr 2016