Popular in the 14th Century, this weapon was developed in Italy. A combination of a Roundel and a Misericorde, the Stiletto was a long, thin bladed dagger weapon (around 12 to 14 inches in blade length). The cross guard/hilt was often a thin straightened piece of steel which extended far outwards of the handle (sometimes 4 to 5 inches). This was a stabbing weapon and not a cutting blade (necessarily). It was not effective against armor, but could inflict damage to different type of light Chain Mail or leather. The Stiletto was an ideal weapon for guards (and would be used a s a sidearm). Stiletto would evolve into much smaller variations designed specifically for concealment.