Italian Arming Dagger


This royal dagger features a long 1055 high carbon steel, full tang blade with a heavy spine for strength. Contoured, hardwood grip and fishtail type pommel. Includes brown leather sheath with metal throat and tip. Overall 19-1/2 inches. Comes factory sharp.


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Circa 16th Century
This royal Renaissance dagger features a fishtail type pommel popular during the 15th and 16th centuries. The flourish of the pommel and star shaped quillons provided a regal presence that enhanced this quick daggers function. The elegantly long blade has a heavy spine for strength, catering to a powerful thrust. The pommel gives excellent balance while the contoured, hardwood grip gives a solid feel.

Includes matching brown leather sheath with metal throat and tip. Blade is high carbon steel with full tang. Crossguard and pommel are solid metal and nickel-plated. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts and comes factory sharp.


Attribute name Attribute value
Overall Length 19-1/2"
Blade Length 13"
Blade Width 1"
Weight 12oz
Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Factory Sharpened
Engraving Unavailable


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Slightly disappointed
Ordered this in December along with it being sharpened. Got it the other day. While it is a nice looking blade it would not cut paper or cloth. Granted Museum Replicas offered a sharpening refund or I could return it to have it resharpened. Shipping cost to return it was more than the sharpening service fee.  So I took the refund, sadly 😥.
- Sammy, January 08, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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More than cool, Impressive!!
Without a doubt one of the coolest things I own, not just in edged weaponry, but of ALL the things I own!! Such a unique blade, a big, wide central rib. If this was your last option in a bear encounter the odds would be even! Well..I'm not saying to try it, but it is a very impressive. Will apply some tung oil to the wood this summer..
- Thomas, June 15, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Spectacular Dagger
I just received this dagger in the mail.  Opened it and was absolutely delighted with the purchase.  I ordered it sharpened (let's face it...what's the point of having a dagger if not sharp).
A very nice blade, sharp point.  Balance is great.  The handle feels nice in the hand.  Beautiful finish on the wood handle makes for a comfortable and stable grip.  Outstanding dagger for the money.  Well worth the purchase.
- Michael, April 06, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Although I had never seen this handsome dagger listed in one of the MR catalogues, I found it while browsing the website, and SHAZAM! I became intrigued.  Because of the length of the slim blade and the artistic values of the grip and pommel (which I would call "tulip-shaped," rather than "fishtail," a minor quibble) I expected this dagger to be lightweight; however, when it arrived and I could handle it, I found that my expectation was wrong:  this is a serious weapon with a battle-worthy blade and a solid heft. The thick medial ridge contributes to the weight of the blade and makes it a genuine armour-piercer capable of thrusting through a mail hauberk as if it were canvas.  The handle is beautifully contoured and provides a secure grip.  An outstanding dagger overall!  
- Stanley, August 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
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An excellent and very sharp and sturdy blade!  There are minor blemishes in the fishtail hilt, but that's manageable with some very light buffing.  I purchased this along with the Venetian stiletto, and both measure up to their sales presentation.  As with any of the daggers, if you want to wear it without tucking it inside your belt, you'll need a frog. With my prior purchase of the Medici dagger, the Jambia, Seax, Coustille sword, and the Russian kindjal, I've pretty well wrapped up my requirements for short blades, but there are still many tantalizing products on my wish list.  Five stars!
- Allen, July 19, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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Very sturdy and quite impressive. solid feel and the point is razor sharp.
- Shawn, September 19, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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I bought this with the sharpened blade.  I am very impressed with the dagger as a whole.  This is clearly designed as a thrusting/stabbing type dagger, and although it is nicely sharpened along both sides the thick ridge in the center would probably provide significant resistance to any deep cutting from slashes or chops.  But, that ridge also makes it a darn strong blade.  Everything is solidly assembled with no wiggles and the dagger stays snugly in the nice sheath when not being used.  I also really like the darkwood handle.  
- Christopher, January 12, 2015
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Quality is spot-on. Will buy from this business again
- Paul, December 10, 2014 | Verified Purchase
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