Ear dagger

Ear dagger

An ear dagger is a relatively rare and exotic form of dagger that was used during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. It is so named because the pommel of the dagger has a very distinctive shape, in some cases not unlike a human ear. Ear daggers frequently have a single sharpened edge that ends in an acute point.

It is thought that the ear dagger was introduced to Europe from Spain, where it presumably originated from the Moors. [http://www.humanities-interactive.org/medieval/chivalry/ex018_15e.html]

ee also

*List of daggers

External links

* [http://www.humanities-interactive.org/medieval/chivalry/ex018_15e.html Image of an ear dagger]
* [http://www.myarmoury.com/feature_spot_rondel.html MyArmoury.com article on rondel daggers, with an illustration of an ear dagger]

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