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Dagger w/scabbard

Object Number: 
1941.1144ab
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Steel, silver, leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 29.5 x 4.4 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on blade: "BEST / ENGLISH / CUTLERY"
Description: 
Dagger with double-edged steel blade which is diamond-shaped in cross section; sheet metal (silver?) clad handle with pressed scroll design; leather sheath with brass(?) throat and tip.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group