Rare 16th C. Italian Aristocrat's "Chinquedia" Dagger, with Museum inventory tag.A very rare and early example of Italian origin, having a broad double edged blade of distinctive form, very robust and efficient for variety of tasks from hunting to combat service. With steel hilt mounts and carved bone grip, having an old Museum tag attached. Good condition considering extremely extensive age, with moderate wear and patina throughout. A Very seldom encountered example of early Renaissance era. Total length - 17", length of the blade - 12.5"