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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Ballock dagger

Also kidney dagger. Has a double-egded blade with a fuller in its center. Hilt made of wood, horn or sometimes ivory. Has two kidney shaped designs at its guard (therefore the name). Used mainly by English archers and foot soldiers.

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