A new ballock dagger by John Gage

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Patrick Kelly, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Patrick Kelly

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    Here's a few photos of a new ballock dagger I just received from John Gage.
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    http://www.extremebladeart.com/
     
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    Very nice Patrick, they make for a nice matched pair. I like the sheath too, enough detail to be intersting, but not to overpower the blade as the showpiece.

    Remind me again - was the ballock dagge rused for general purpose everything ie eating, skinning, defense or was it for a specific purpose?
     
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    Thanks, I'm extremely pleased with it. From the 13th century up through the renaissance, ballocks came in a wide variety of sizes and designs, in both knife and dagger form. Some, like this one, were smaller and meant for more everday use and could double as a weapon if needed, while others were larger and stouter, being meant more for military application. It was a very common design that saw a lot of variation.

    Here's a couple of pics from a faire this last weekend. They'll give you a sense of the daggers size.

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