Harry Marinakis

Reproduction of a Medieval Ballock Dagger

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My latest knife, a reproduction of a manly 15th century medieval ballock dagger. Prudish Victorians called it the "kidney" dagger.

Forged from O1 tool steel. Ebony handle. Veg-tan leather sheath.

Overall length 16 inches.

This was a weapon of war that was designed to combat the ever-increasing use of plate armor that was being worn over maille. Long, robust daggers with reinforced points were needed to stab into gaps in the plate armor, and breach the rings of maille.

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