A Rondel Dagger circa 1480-1510, South German or Austrian style.

Blade of EN45 carbon steel with square reinforced point, two-piece hollow upper guard with hidden pein, one piece lower guard with folded tab, pierced with a sacred heart motif. The grip of holly wood is inlaid with four spirals of sterling silver wire.

The all-leather scabbard of hardened calf inner and horsehide outer layer, with tooled and painted decoration is based on a belt and purse depicted in "The Judgement of Daniel" by the Master of Mariapfarr, Salzburg circa.1500

Image of the Judgement of Daniel courtesy of the University of Salzburg Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters "Imareal" image database.