This hunting dagger, or as the French called it, Dague de Venerie, dates ca.1730-1760. Unfullered and sturdy 42 cm-long blade is decorated on both sides with scrolls, reliefs of horses and a motto PRO ET ... Horn grip is without blemishes, and the sword has a very tight, comfortable feel to it.

These weapons were in fashion with the hunters of the noble classes of the 18th century Europe, and also favored by the naval officers for their stout construction and manageable size, indispensable in the close quarter fighting on board ships of sail.