August 2013

Forge Experiments: Long Rondel Daggers

This is a guest piece by Andrea Carloni (in cooperation with Marco Vignola, Enrico Lazzari and Matteo Ercole)

The following article is intended as an account of a recent attempt at reproducing two long rondel daggers, a peculiar kind of side-arm which is widely attested  both in museum collections and Central European iconographic sources (see bottom of page, ref. “A”), from at least late 14th to the last decade of 15th century, though it is basically neglected by most re-enactors.