Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dagger with Sheath and Knife

Date:
early 19th century; blade, 18th century
Geography:
Dieppe
Culture:
French, Dieppe; blade, British
Medium:
Steel, ivory, silver, gold
Dimensions:
L. with sheath 13 3/8 in. (34 cm); L. without sheath 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Wt. 4.9 oz. (138.9 g); Wt. of sheath 4.5 oz. (127.6 g); knife (c); L. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm); W. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); Wt. 0.6 oz. (17 g)
Classification:
Knives
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.302a–c
Not on view
Signature: Monogram (?) (Below shield on sheath)

Inscription: Inscribed on the blade: BE MERCIFUL TO THE PURE.
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