The history of Denmark is filled with tumultuous periods of war and strife, conflicts driven by the same political and religious factors that were widespread throughout Medieval and Post-Medieval Europe. Smaller kingdoms were swallowed up by larger, and larger kingdoms splintered apart. Due to this fairly colorful history, the Danes became known for some distinctive weaponry, of which this Danish Two-Handed battle ready Dagger is an example.
This medieval dagger is classified as an Oakeshott Type XVIIIe, a very unusual member of the Type XVIII group. These two handed danish dagger are some of the few that can be safely tied to a specific region.
Type XVIIIe blades have been found almost exclusively in Denmark. It is believed however that some examples may actually be German or Italian in origin. The unique and defining characteristic of this type of blade is its unusual narrowed ricasso.
Limited Edition Elite Series Daggers
Darksword Armory’s Elite Series daggers are individually hand forged, following the strictest guidelines. The Damascus steel blades, guards and pommels are made with a blend of 1095, 5160, L-6 and O1 steel, giving a stunning contrast to the folded steel layering.
We are confident that our Elite Series Daggers will impress even the most discriminating collector.