A happy wickedness indeed! I've completed my dagger collection with the acquisition of this blade and the Italian arming dagger, and I could not be more pleased with both. The problem with the dagger fitting loosely in the sheath has been remedied - I turned the sheathed blade upside down and it held, only coming loose with a light shake and gravity's assistance. The dagger is not exactly a "hide out" tool because of its length, but this is not necessarily a drawback. Well made, symmetrical (triangular) blade, and attractive furniture. Buy one for yourself or your SO...
This is without a doubt the most artful piece I've ever held.
The twisting elegant curves fit nicely into the hand. The grip is full and firm. The point is strong but thin and needle sharp. You can easily punch this through cloth, leather, or the rings of mail. The sheath is a bit loose, and lacks a way to hang from a belt, but that's easily remedied with a small leather frog.
It was want I was looking for. But the point was bent
I purchased this Venetian Stiletto as a birthday gift for my girlfriend. It's a wonderfully elegant weapon in person. The balance is nearly perfect and the wood grip feels great in hand. The tapered point is wickedly sharp and will pierce just about any cloth. My only complaint is that the sheath on my stiletto fits a little too lose for my liking. Overall extremely pleased with my purchase.
I got this stiletto for my birthday a few years back. It is a beautiful piece that is a lovely addition to my collection.