Dagger, known as Dungeon Dagger

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Dagger, known as Dungeon Dagger

This dagger, known as a dudgeon dagger, dates from the early 17th century. Dudgeon is an old word for wood used for making dagger hilts.

The dagger has a wooden hilt and mounts of steel and brass. There is gilt and engraved decoration on the blade, including the Home coat-of-arms and the initials MRH (for Master R. Home).

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Online ID: 000-100-048-266-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.1865.1
Date: c. 1500
Early 17th century
Material: Wood, steel and brass
Dimensions: 190 mm H; 107 mm D (rim); 115 mm D (base)
What: Dagger
Who: Captain Norman R. Colville, M.C., F.S.A.Scot. (Collector)
Colville Collection (Previous owner)
Description: Dagger with a wooden hilt and mounts of steel and brass, c. 1500
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