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THE HILLSIDE FORGE
Proudly Presents its:
14th Century Dagger
Measurements and Specifications:
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This large dagger could serve as a short sword just as well, and may be an interesting option for persons of short stature. It is very agile and fast, and very easy to handle. The length makes it a close-combat weapon, good for stabbing and slashing. It has a nice "flick" to it, and tracks quickly.
The fit and finish is very good, with no rattling, gaps or any noticeable grind marks. The blade comes sharp. The brass pommel and the cross are cast in solid brass. The grip is ribbed with cord and covered with thin, black leather, providing a secure and comfortable hold: as is evident from the photos. The tang is a threaded rod welded to a split stub tang: the weld being very well made. Considering the 10 mm diameter of the rod, it is extremely unlikely to break even when subjected to heavy abuse, and (if it were not sharp) would stand up very well to stage/reenactment combat - but as this is a sharp version, it should not be used for such purposes!
The weapon is supplied with a well-made, heavy sheath, with brass scabbard mouth and tip. This dagger should be a favorite with those who look for a secondary weapon, for example for an archer outfit. Given the popularity of the Lord of the Rings & Hobbit movies, the sword is an ideal hobbit-sized weapon (it even looks a bit like the weapons in LOTR), and should be interesting for those who want a good weapon without the vulgar excesses of the run-of-the-mill fantasy weaponry. All in all, a very nice piece, and one I don't hesitate to recommend.