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Offline Wisp

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Archer's Dagger
« on: March 19, 2009, 12:21:49 PM »
What type of dagger would an English Archer in the 12th to 13th century have used?  Also anyone familiar with what bladesmiths will be at the Norman Oklahoma Ren Faire?

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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 02:00:17 PM »
This is outside your date range (14th century) but it might be worth a look:

http://www.interknife.co.uk/shopping/archerspick.html


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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 03:42:30 PM »
That looks pretty good, wonder if they will ship to the US?  Anywho thanks.

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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 08:30:07 AM »
something simple, that could be used as a regular hunting knife as well . . . something along the lines of a rondel dagger (the link is to wikipedia, YMMV). 



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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 12:14:39 PM »
Thanks for the wiki tip Milord escherblacksmith.  Has some interesting links with it.

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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 01:35:16 PM »
I think a seax would be the most likely dagger -- you can see samples at the same http://www.interknife.co.uk link.  Seax's ranged from short to long, but were basically working/eating "knives/machetes"; they weren't a special battle weapon, but a utility tool.

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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 05:08:43 PM »
Another one to consider, this is great.  Thank you Milord Pascal.  Thanks for all the replies and the history lessons.

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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 07:03:17 PM »
A rondel would be to late for your period, a seax would be a possibility for the earlier part of you period. You would be looking along those sort of simple tool/ultilitarian lines though, as specialixed knifes for fighting weren't really in use until the very end of you're period and the wearing of a knife/dagger in addition to the sword even for the nobility wouldn't come into fashion until the 14th century.

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Re: Archer's Dagger
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 03:08:46 PM »
I think I'm leaning towards the Archers Pick from Inter Knife, hope I can get it shipped to the US.  Thanks for all the replys.

Will

 

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