Product Name: La Splendente Dagger
Period: 15th c.
Source: Hermann Historica Auction House, Auction 61 – 2.05.2011
Blade Cross Section: Composite
Pommel: Rondel (after Oakeshott’s Classification), bronze
Overall Length: 35.5 cm
Blade Length: 24.6 cm
Max Blade Width: 3.4 cm
Guard Width: 6.3 cm
Grip Length: 10 cm (pommel not included)
PoB: on the crossguard
Edge Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 400 gr.
Hardening: 50 HRC
A Star among Stars
“S’i’ fosse foco, ardere’ il mondo;”
– Cecco Angiolieri, Sonetti
La Splendente is inspired by a Hermann Historica’s original, Auction 61 – 2.05.2011. and it was our first high end work, dating back to 2015. The dagger was entirely forged, etched and polished by hand. This fine piece has an iron handle, and it is called scheibendolch or sfondagiaco for its peculiar anatomy, that had the purpose of entering in the parts left uncovered by the plate armour, breaking the chainmail.