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A SPANISH LEFT HAND DAGGER C.1570-85.  Since I'm left-handed, this would be my Right Hand Dagger.

A SPANISH LEFT HAND DAGGER C.1570-85. Since I'm left-handed, this would be my Right Hand Dagger.

German Riding Sword (Reitschwert), c. 1599. Note how short the grip is; the ricasso is expected to be employed as a surface for at least the index finger. Note also the wear close to the center of percussion. Philadelphia Museum of Art

German Riding Sword (Reitschwert), c. The blade is etched and partially blackened steel; the hilt is etched and partially blackened iron, wood, and fish skin. (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

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Described by others as a "hand and a half sword" this is a true two-handed estoc. My personal opinion is that a date of about is more likely.

An Italian Left-Hand Dagger -  The Hilt Third Quarter Of The 16th Century

An Italian Left-Hand Dagger - The Hilt Third Quarter Of The Century

An Italian Stiletto -  17th Century. With sharply tapering blade of stiff diamond section with moulded ricasso, hilt comprising baluster quillons with faceted bud-shaped tips, faceted ovoidal pommel, and swelling writhen horn grip bound with twisted iron wire; together with a medieval dagger in excavated condition, 14th/late 15th century.

An Italian Stiletto - Century. With sharply tapering blade of stiff diamond section with moulded ricasso, hilt comprising baluster quillons with faceted bud-shaped tips, faceted ovoidal pommel, and swelling writhen horn grip bound with twisted iron

Early 17th century German (Munich) Left hand dagger and sheath at the Victoria and Albert Museum - No, this was not used by a left-handed person. Rather, in the fencing styles of the time, the swordsman would hold his sword in his right hand, and a dagger in his left; this was used both for parrying and close-range fighting.

Left hand dagger and sheath

Early century German (Munich) Left hand dagger and sheath at the Victoria and Albert Museum

A FINE ITALIAN LEFT HAND DAGGER CIRCA 1590. Of large proportions with thick diamond section blade and finely formed down turned guard with large ring guard. This dagger undoubtedly was made en suite with a swept hilt rapier and was used in the left hand to parry an opponents blows. The stepped decorative finials of the down turned guard could also be used to engage an opponents blade, even if only briefly to provide the opportunity for a counter thrust. Blade length: 12 1/2

A FINE ITALIAN LEFT HAND DAGGER CIRCA Of large proportions with thick diamond section blade and finely formed down turned guard with large ring guard. This dagger undoubtedly was made en suite with a swept hilt rapier and was used in the left hand t

Caucasian qama dagger, 18th to 19th century, steel, silver, niello, textile, silver wire L. with sheath 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm); L. without sheath 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); W. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm); Wt. 14.6 oz. (413.9 g); Wt. of sheath 7.7 oz. (218.3 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Qama (ca. Century CE Caucasian Weapon) Bequest of George C…

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