Hi there guys,
A few months ago I bought this very pretty dagger from a chap who described it as being "probably an officer's private purchase, with a stag horn grip that offers better grip when wet". Being as I was young(er) and foolish(er), I got rather excited by the prospect and snapped it up. Having had a bit of a think about it since, it occurs to me that it probably isn't stag horn at all, and I'm now beginning to think that the handle is some kind of dark wood. It is a very odd shape though. It sits lovely in the hand, mind! See what you think:
I hope that my picture-posting is all up to code and everything. I would post more detailed photographs but there's really nothing to see in terms of markings - although there do seem to be scratch marks up the length of the blade, as though someone's been grinding at it. The length of the blade is 17.6cm and the whole thing is almost dead-on 30cm.
I'd be interested to hear what everyone thinks of this!