The illustrations and descriptions have been taken from “An Illustrated History of Arms and Armour: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time,” by Auguste Demmin, and translated by Charles Christopher Black. Published in 1894 by George Bell.
British cutlass, tenth century. It bears on the blade the names “Edwardus,” and “prins agile.” It is attributed to Edward II.
Iron dagger, about a foot long, thirteenth century.
Iron dagger, thirteenth century. Blade measures about 12 inches, and the haft about 5 inches.
Iron poniard, probably Scottish, fourteenth century.
Same as above.
Poniard, beginning of the fourteenth century.
Iron dagger, about 14 inches long, beginning of the fourteenth century. The haft is very long.
Iron dagger, about 19 1/2 inches long, end of the fourteenth century.
Iron dagger, 14 1/2 inches long, end of the fourteenth century. The handle is of carved bone.
Iron dagger, end of the fourteenth or beginning of the fifteenth century.