The dagger of Saxon type was used by both civilians and infantrymen (Landsknechts) at the turnpoint of
the 16
th and 17th centuries.

A relatively slender blade was cut to the rib with optional chasing along the whole blade with two
shorter chases on the jamb. The protective shield was short, in the form of a shielding ring. The handle was
either braided by wire or bound with leather and secured by metal collars on both sides. The arm was
ended by finials head of various, mostly square shapes, and sometimes engraved.