A good North European Transitional dagger with knop shaped mouldings

A good North European long left-hand dagger circa 1620 with knop shaped mouldings

A nice North European long dagger . The straight blade double edged and of flattened diamond section. The hilt with two side guards and a rounded front guard decorated with trumpet shaped terminals. The hilt ending with a large rounded steel ball pommel, grip bound with twisted steel wire (some wear and loss to centre section)  and each end with finely bound 'turks heads'. Circa 1620. Probably fashioned from a longer sword originally. antique sword, european, rapier, halberd, schiavona, baskethilt, smallsword, cutlass,

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