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A stunning silver figural dagger
Serpent entwined floral hilt

A stunning silver figural dagger Serpent entwined floral hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An absolutely stunning figural hilted dagger.

This likely unique dagger measures 37cms in its sheath, 34cms out with a blade length of 22.5cms.
The hilt is a stunning example of silver casting and is attached with a threaded silver pommel finial.
The figural hilt is that of tree trunk with large vines like leaves. To the base of the tree is a large fanged serpent with his mouth open.
The sheath is white metal and made in the European suspension manner. The timber inners are worn as is the velvet but are sound.
Of notable interest is the blade profile. The cruciform shape is most unusual and appears based on the block ricasso that it could be fashioned from a Spanish military blade. What ever the origins, it has been expertly and lovingly crafted.

An outstanding dagger of a most unusual form.