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Another WOW! Life and Death Dagger: Feather pattern Damascus steel and textured wrought iron blade, 10" by Don Fogg. The handle features a carved silver and gold demon on the textured side with carved ebony. On the reverse, a silver and gold orchid flower with carved ebony and inlay stone. Handle work by Jim Kelso.

Partisan Date: 16th century Culture: British Medium: Steel, wood (oak), textile Dimensions: L. 90 5/8 in. (230.3 cm); L. of head 23 1/4 in. (59.1 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 13 oz. (2182.9 g) Classification: Shafted Weapons Credit Line: Gift of George D. Pratt, 1929 Accession Number: 29.16.1

Dagger (Katar). Date: 17th century. Culture: hilt, Indian, Thanjavur; blade, European. Medium: Steel. © 2000–2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dagger with Sheath Date: 19th century Culture: Moroccan Medium: Steel, brass, silver, wax MET

Cup-hilt Rapier. Dated: 17th Century. Culture: Italian.

Basket-hilted Mortuary Sword Dated: mid-17th century Culture: English, the blade probably German

SWORDS, RAPIERS provenance:   France dating:   mid-18th Century