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A decorative silver mounted dagger category: Knives & Daggers provenance: Swiss dating: 19th Century

Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt. Object Name: Dagger. Date: second half 16th century. Geography: India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda. Medium: Hilt: copper; cast, chased, gilded, and inlaid with rubies. Blade: steel; forged.

Parrying dagger (pugnale bolognese), ca. 1550–75; Italian. Partly gilt steel, brass & wood. Designed to be used together with a rapier, this dagger is fitted with a side ring, recurved quillons & a depression at the base of one side of the blade to accommodate the thumb and facilitate a firmer grip. The waves in the blade may be intended to act like "speed bumps" in breaking the impact of a blow from an opponent's blade. The piercing of the fullers (grooves) is decorative.

Dagger (Khanjar). Date: 18th–19th century. Culture: Indian. Medium: Jade, steel, iron, gold, ruby.