Florentine Cinquedea


This Renaissance period short sword (or long dagger) has a sharpened, double-edged 1055 high carbon blade. Highly engraved guard and pommel, hand-carved rosewood grip. Leather scabbard with engraved steel throat and chape included. Overall 20-1/2 inches.


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The unique cinquedea (ching-kwi-dey-uh) gained popularity as the sidearm of choice for noblemen walking through the narrow alleyways and walled cities of Italy. The name cinquedea means "five fingers", and it describes the width of the blade next to the guard. A blade worn exclusively for civilian self-defense, it was essentially the precursor to the civilian side sword and the rapier – and yet, this instrument of personal protection seems to have owed much of its design to fashion as it did to the cut and thrust of mortal combat! Surviving examples of these unusual short-handled and steeply tapered blades are often highly embellished and ornate.

Cold Steel's Florentine Cinquedea has a highly engraved guard and pommel and a hand-carved rosewood grip. The double edge of the dagger is expertly sharpened and the Cinquedea is sold complete with a leather scabbard with engraved steel throat and chape.

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Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length20-1/2"
Blade Length14-1/2"
Blade Width3-1/2"
Blade Thickness3/16"
Grip Length6"
Material1055 High Carbon Steel
EdgeSharpened Double Edge


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Italian Renaissance Beauty
Beautiful and functional weapon, great for a collector of Italian Renaissance weapons. The details are great and the studded handle is quite comfortable.
- Shannon, July 26, 2022 | Verified Purchase
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I loved the detail on the pummel and most on the handle with the studs.  Fullers were symmetrical and the blade is sharp.  I highly recommend this to one who collects.
- Taher, September 10, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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This is a truly well-done replica; beautiful, excellent workmanship and materials, fully functional. I'm extremely happy with this purchase and would recommend this to any dedicated collector of Medieval and Renaissance weaponry.
- Kevin, June 20, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Workof art
This is a fantastic blade and a must for any collector. The craftsmanship from the tip of the blade to the pommel is great.
The scabbard is well made and the protective grease is easily removed. In the hand it feels like a much smaller blade.
- Richard J., January 08, 2018
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Absolutely beautiful. great balances. great detail.
- Robert, September 26, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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