Dagger w/scabbard

Object Number: 
1941.1152ab
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Steel, brass, wood; wood, brass, tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 57.8 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Dagger with straight, double-edged steel blade which is diamond-shaped in cross section; small brass counter-guard and triangular pommel, both with Chinese good luck symbol surrounded by chased floral designs on either side; wooden grip with parallel scoring and brass ferrule at base; scabbard is made of wood with tortoise shell laminated to surface and has five chased brass mounts, each with Chinese good luck symbol as central motif.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group