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Dagger Guard

44PG302/EU 2105 F-435 S-III   Dagger Guard 1137

44PG302/EU
2105 F-435 S-III


Dagger Guard
—any kind of sheath knife may be called a dagger.  A guard of the same
type as this archaeological example is illustrated on a dagger in its sheath on the rear view of
one of the men in the Jacob de Gheyn engravings.  

This example was
recovered  from Jordan’s Journey, a 17th-century settlement site in
Prince George County near Hopewell, Virginia.

Updated May 30, 2017