Dated circa 1480-1510
Medium: blade of gilt and etched steel, grip of ivory and gilt brass, hardened tooled leather scabbard
Measurements: overall length 62.4 cm; blade length 47.6 cm
The dagger is embossed on the sides of the grip “ESSE VIRTVTI LOCOS NVNQVAM POTEST NON” (It is never possible to be the (true) seat of virtue) and it also featurs the maker’s mark, “P”.
Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Queen’s Guard Chamber, Windsor Castle