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Hi Trev - no markings on it at all...? Does it have a scabbard or sheath as well...?..
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No scabbard or sheath i am afraid .
Only marking is a small star on the steel sphere in the middle of the handle
( visible in my latest photo ) this is probably only ornamental.
There was a lot of enthusiasm in the nineteenth century for antique arms and armour, the demand was greatest amongst the newly rich owners of large houses who wanted to decorate them. The dealers of the time were quick to find a supply of well made reproductions. Your dagger may well be from this period.
Thanks for that Mameluke,
C 1850 ?
It's always risky to be specific with something that you've not seen close up but these type of things were made at that sort of time, some totally from scratch and some using earlier parts. It would be prudent to have it looked at by someone at a decent museum, the blade could be earlier but the hilt looks a bit too good to be true.