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Bollock or kidney dagger

Bollock or kidney dagger



Bollock or kidney dagger

Period: 15th century

Bollock dagger, also called ballock knife or kidney dagger.
Incomplete detector find.

Length: 29 cm.

Article code: 14-0701

Available: 0


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The name bollock dagger refers to the phallic shape of the hilt: two lobes of the guard combined with the shape of the grip. In later Victorian times the sexual term was replaced by the term kidney dagger. The dagger was worn in a leather sheath or scabbard which often had pockets for carrying other small knives, prickers or various other tools. It was often worn directly in front of the girdle, or simply attached to the belt.
Between the 13th and 18th century bollock daggers were very popular by all classes of people in Scandinavia, Flanders, England and Scotland.
The ballock dagger was a versatile weapon that could be used both for civilian and military use.

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