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Roundel dagger

Sidearm, Military, Dagger, Piercing, Blade, Latin Europe

A specialized thrusting dagger, very popular with the knightly class throughout the middle ages. It was characterized by a narrow, often triangular or diamond shaped blade, sometimes strengthened with a reinforcing rib, and parallel disk shaped guard and pommel called a rondel or roundel. Rondel daggers were very popular auxiliary sidearms for knights, soldiers, and men at arms in the Medieval to Renaissance period. Used to pierce through mail or the weaker joints between armor, this strongly made dagger is a very effective armor piercing weapon, being stiff and narrow for good penetration. The roundel dagger could also be used in the left hand for defensive purposes (see Main Gauche MF). Typical dimensions: Length 16", blade 12", Weight 1 lb

NameSizeReachSpeedDefenseBase DamageAttack TypesPrimary Attack TypesArmor PierceGrappleHardnessHP
Roundel daggerS1511-6PP40124

Roundel dagger, possibly English, 16th Century. This weapon may have a bog-wood hilt.

German Roundel dagger, circa 1510

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