Just because the stiletto is among the smallest of daggers does not mean that it is among the weakest. In fact, in its area of expertise, a small blade like this Italian Stiletto is essentially without equal, as not much can match its penetrative power. Patterned after an Italian design, this impressive little dagger has a triangular cross-sectioned blade that is perfectly rigid, making it an excellent choice for thrusting attacks. Historically, stilettos were used for piercing armor and assassinating targets, thanks to their lightweight and easy-to-conceal form. They were extremely deadly when used up close. A stiletto could also be considered a misericorde, or mercy blade, which was used to kill a knight whose wounds were fatal, but not immediately so. This dagger is fully battle-ready and is crafted from a combination of steels. The blade is dual hardened and forged from 5160 high carbon steel, while the hilt is mild steel and is peened to the full-length tang to ensure its strength. With its sharp, narrow point, it is easy to see how a weapon like this Italian Stiletto could penetrate mail and slip between armored plates, and in the hands of an expert, you can expect this dagger to do just that with frightening ease.
Please be aware that this dagger is hand-forged, and as such, its finish and its overall measurements can vary slightly from what is shown here. Also, be aware that this dagger is made to be practical, tough, and hardy, and its finish, being hammered and hand-forged, can sometimes feature marks from the forging process.
- Patterned after the thrusting stiletto of Italian design
- A fully functional and extremely hardy dagger
- Steel is dual hardened to a Rockwell of 53
- Full-length, peened tang provides immense durability
- Blade is hand forged from 5160 high carbon steel
- Hilt is made of mild steel
- Total Length: 13 Inches
- Blade Length: 8.875 Inches
- Grip Length: 3.375 Inches
- Point of Balance: Flush with the Guard
- Blade Width (at base): 0.36 Inches
- Weight: 5.8 oz.