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!
August 18, 2017
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!
July 19, 2016
very sturdy and quite impressive. solid feel and the point is razor sharp.
September 19, 2015
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.
January 12, 2015
Quality is spot-on. Will buy from this business again
December 10, 2014