Ballock Knife

possibly French or German

Not on view

The ballock knife, also referred to as a kidney dagger, was widely used in the later Middle Ages, in both civilian and military contexts. In Talhoffer's Fechtbuch it is shown in use by armored combatants to deliver a coup de grâce, and in the section devoted to unarmored knife fighting.

Ballock Knife, Steel, wood, lead, possibly French or German

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