Trident Dagger

  • Swords And Knive
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Part of the Parrying Dagger family, this deadly and clever weapon was roughly 12 to 15 inches in length. Running parallel to the main blade were 2 identical blade of egual length - set at a slight angle away from the center blade. General made as a fixed blade, there were examples of "spring loaded" versions made. This then created the Trident appearance. Often constructed with sword catches built into the hilt, the weapon was quite effective at countering a sword or pike. Normally the center blade was sharpened - with the 2 additional bladed pointed (but unsharpened). Some models had all three blades sharpened. The Trident dagger seems to have enjoyed some popularity in Germany during the 15th/16th Centuries.