On the battlefield, it has always been the best strategy to put the archers as far back as possible so they can assist with long-ranged attacks. Though they were placed far away from the carnage, close combat may have been necessary at times so it was standard that the archers also carried a dagger just in case. This dagger is replicated from that of historical findings and though it was primality equipped by archers, the dagger features a simple design that would pair well with any medieval-era costume. Not only is the look exquisite, the quality is top notch! The blade is constructed of EN45 High Carbon Spring Steel for excellent flexibility and strength, and runs full tang through the handle. The blade comes unsharpened to safely carry to your next renaissance faire, however it can maintain an edge if you prefer so. The handle features a leather wrapping for a firm yet comfortable grip, and is topped with a rounded steel pommel. Separating the handle and blade is a thick steel cross guard with a downward sloping bottom edge that meets at a point on the middle of the blade. Included with this beautiful battle-ready replica is a genuine cowhide leather sheath complete with closure and belt loop for easy carry. Overall Length: 15.875 Inches. Weight: 1 lbs.