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  Rondel (dagger) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rondel (pronounced ['rɒndəl] or [rɒndɛl]) or roundel was a type of stiff-bladed dagger in Europe in the late Middle Ages (from the 14th century onwards), used by a variety of people from merchants to knights.
Rondels were ideal in battle for puncturing chainmail, and although they would not have been able to punch through plate armour, they could be forced between the joints in a suit of armour and helmets.
Daggers may also have been thrown at unseated enemy knights to force them to engage in battle, though a mace was perhaps better suited to this task.
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 Dagger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A dagger (from Vulgar Latin: 'daca' - a Dacian knife) is a double-edged knife used for stabbing, thrusting or as a secondary defense weapon in close combat.
The increasing sophistication of sword fighting and a prevailing sense of chivalrous honour caused knives and daggers to lose their popularity as weapons in medieval times, only to regain it during the Renaissance in the form of the Stiletto, which proved to be very effective against the plated body armor popular at the time.
Although not technically a dagger, the rondel, a stabbing weapon with a circular, triangular or rectangular cross-section, is commonly included in the term.
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 Dagger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A dagger is essentially a special form of knife, where the tang is placed along the center line of the blade.
Often a dagger is fairly long (as much as 45 cm in total), and some may verge on being of sword length.
A modern version of the dagger is the bayonet, which becomes a spear type weapon when mounted on the barrel of a rifle.
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 Rondel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rondel may refer to rondeaux or a specific form of the rondeau, a type of French poetry.
A rondel was a kind of round fortified tower, especially one built at the foot of a bastion.
Rondel may also be used to mean anything circular, especially a round shield or round emblem and also a circular jewel or circular jeweled ring, or (obsolete) the midriff (middle portion of the torso).
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A dagger is essentially a double-edged knife, where the tang is placed along the center line of the blade.
Although not technically a dagger, the rondel, a stabbing weapon with triangular or rectangular cross-section, is commonly included in the term.
Daggers were important secondary weapons in Europe during the Middle Ages and the renaissance.
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 The Sable Rose - Miscellaneous
Rondel daggers that survive are generally fairly fancy, and in illustrations they appear to be associated with higher status.
The blade is similar to that of the rondel dagger, but the hilt resembles a scaled-down version of the sword hilts of the period.
If a dagger is to be used for combat demonstration, the normally accepted standards for edge and tip dimensions in Australia must be met, ie the tip must be rounded to a diameter of no less than 17mm, the edge before rounding no less than 2mm thick, and the edge must be rounded.
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A poniard is a dagger typically having a slender square or triangular blade.
A rondel (or roundel) is a long straight dagger whose pommel and guard are a round discs in parallel.
The rondel (degen in German) was the most popular combat dagger in the 15th century since it could pierce armor.
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 Schola Gladiatoria - Topics
The rondel dagger is a type of military dagger that appeared in the second half of the 14thC, probably due to increasingly levels of armour being worn by men-at-arms.
Many later rondel daggers have two rondels either side of the grip, and this gives a very secure grip, especially with gauntlets on, though I have found this type can sometimes be more tricky to pull out quickly, whereas the type with a small pommel seem easier to grab when worn from the belt.
In armour rondel daggers were normally worn in a scabbard at the right side of the belt (usually the main belt, not the sword belt) hanging point-down, and are sometimes shown in the 15thC having their scabbards attached directly to the steel fauld (skirt) of the armour.
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Daggers were also carried alongside the sword, presumably as a sort of backup weapon, or for use in closer combat.
The three basic sorts of daggers were quillion daggers, which looked like tiny swords, ballock daggers, which were of simpler construction with grips and cross guards made of horn or bone rather than steel, and the final form, the rondel dagger.
The rondel dagger was designed with a round disk instead of a cross guard, and another in place of the pommel.
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 Darkwood Armory -Swept Hilt Rapiers
This ring on a dagger began to be filled with a pierced plate about the same time as thoughs on swords.
The dagger shown is mounted with a 16" wideflex blade and has a single twist wire wrapped handle and blued finish.
The dagger shown is mounted with a 12" wideflex blade and has a single twist wire wrapped handle and bright finish.
www.darkwoodarmory.com /daggers.shtml   (360 words)

 Spanish Dagger -- Recommendations and Resources
The dagger is used to indicate a footnote, in the same way an asterisk is. However, the dagger is only used as a second footnote when an asterisk is already used.
Some texts use asterisks and daggers alongside superscripts, using the former for per-page footnotes and the latter for endnotes.
Since it also represents the Christian cross, in certain predominantly Christian regions, the mark is used in a text after the name of a deceased person or the date of death, as in Christian graves.
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 :::► Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net ◄:::
Allthough the standard dagger would at no time be very effective against axes, spears or even maces due to its limited reach, it was an important step towards the development of a more useful close combat weapon: the sword.
Image:Celtic dagger, scabbard and buckle.JPG rightthumbCeltic dagger However, almost from the very beginning of Egyptian history, daggers were adorned as ceremonial objects with golden hilts and later even more ornate and varied construction.
Although not technically a dagger, the rondel (dagger) rondel, a stabbing weapon with a triangular or rectangular cross-section, is commonly included in the term.
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 Eric McHugh Custom Work
One of my good friends says, "Rondels are ugly!" To a point I agree, they are not the most attractive daggers from the medieval period, but the importance of the rondel dagger to the late medieval period cannot be minimized.
Rondels are one of those ubiquitous weapons from the late medieval period.
This rather large rondel would have been the sidearm of an archer or infantry soldier (or even an armored knight) and would have been used to finish the job on an unfortunate enemy or drawn in a moment of desperation to save his life.
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 myArmoury.com: DT2156 Rondel Dagger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
During the 14th century a certain type of dagger, known as a rondel dagger, became very popular among the knightly class as a back-up to the primary weapon.
The DT2156 reviewed here is an example of a rondel dagger that could have been seen sometime in the 14th to 15th centuries for use on the battlefield as a backup weapon or for use in the judicial duel.
It seems as though this dagger is the twin of the DT2155 Rondel Dagger in different dressings.
www.myarmoury.com /review_dt2156.php?print   (715 words)

 Pollhammer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This dagger consists of a handle which has two round disks.
This may have been useful for dispatching wounded or floored adversaries, but would not have likely to have been the weapon of choice in the front line of battle, due to its limited defensive value.
However, in the melee when there would have been no room to wield a sword or axe, then perhaps a dagger could have been used to slip between the armoured plates of the opponent.
www.historicarms.co.uk /rondel.htm   (141 words)

 Dagger Wasters - NetSword Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I was under the impression that daggers evolved to the point (npi) that they had no blade, but were triangular in cross section, with the point used solely for stabbing (rondel dagger).
Some rondels, in fact, were made with a blade type that has a cutting edge, but suddenly terminates into a very stout point of quadrangular section (with a correspondingly steeper bevel angle).
Rondel daggers are in the works, and they should be checked out when they come out.
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 ARMA Ogden: Study Group for North Utah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A knightly dagger of the fourteenth century and more a civilian weapon of the fifteenth (possibly originating in the thirteenth), this dagger had a relatively two dimensional hilt in the shape of a capitol I. The term is most likely proper historical nomenclature.
These daggers are primarily classified by two rounded protrusions in place of a guard (and many of their hilts are somewhat phalliform).
Due to the naturally smaller number of blade forms on daggers, the typology is not nearly as important as that for sword blades, and arguably not even necessary, but the distinction between blade forms is just as important and should be noted even if a typology nomenclature is not used.
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 Dagger - Cunnan
During the renaissance and later, the dagger came to be held point up in the manner of a knife except that the blade would be twisted in the hand so that the thumb rested against the flat of the blade.
Hilts of earlier daggers were simple and might be of the bollock type (having a guard that resemble testicles), rondel type or others.
This basket hilt was placed slightly different to basket hilts on swords as the guard would often be symetrical and on the face of one side of the sword rather than the edge.
cunnan.sca.org.au /wiki/Dagger   (219 words)

 Smatchet: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The smatchet is a bolo-like short sword with two edges (like a dagger) used by British[For more, click on this link] special forces in World War II World War II quick summary:
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 Cutlery - Props and Vehicles - W. Scott Simmons Portfolio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The main gauche, the poignard (or ring-hilted dagger), and the rondel dagger.
A close-up of the rondel dagger, showing both wireframe and textured model.
The texture, bump, and gloss maps for the rondel dagger, poignard, and long swords.
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 The Dagger (Daga/Pugnale)
The rondel dagger derives its name, subtly enough, from the “rondels” or discs that serve as both a guard and pommel (early examples, sometimes had spherical pommels, but this was uncommon by the mid-15
In civilian wear, the dagger was worn on the waist belt, with or without a sword, usually beside or behind the purse.
In armour, the dagger was often attached directly to a metal “plaque belt” or to the fauld of the armour, and again could be suspended either vertically or horizontally.
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 Best Dagger ever - NetSword Discussion Forums
Daggers were not necessarily designed to be concealable, but they were designed for everyday use.
I really like the rondel: Normally a good long pointy blade, two disks to keep your hand in place during the most violent maneuvers, reasonable protection for the hand, compact and a bit trickier to disarm than those daggers with pieces of handle sticking out of the fist.
A rondel dagger may not be able to be disarmed via the handle but the relative bluntness and length of the blade means that you have a weapon with a nice long lever on it that can be grabbed without harm to take the weapon from your hand.
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 Rondel - Cunnan
The word rondel is derived from Old French and means 'round' or 'small circle'.
Particularly notable here are the pole axe and the aptly named rondel dagger.
Decorative circles of embroidery or woven into fabric are often called rondells or decorative rondells.
cunnan.sca.org.au /wiki/Rondel   (87 words)

 The Enchanted Castle Chat - Dagger Shop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This dagger is a much a sword as even a short sword would be.
Usually worn under the shirt near the armpit, or in the stockings of highlanders, this is an efficient weapon for close range when it comes to thrusting.
This dagger acts more for show then for battle although it can be a very effective way of killing an enemy.
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 Sword Forum International - Rondel Dagger
The 'knightly' bollock dagger was usually a different beast to a civilian or common one - in the Musee de l'Armee in Paris they have some 15thC bollock daggers with heavy triangular thrusting blades.
The rondel was clearly the most prefered 'knightly' dagger across western Europe, with perhaps the bollock dagger, forms of quillon dagger and baselard as runners-up.
The bollock dagger and rondel dagger were clearly the most popular daggers throughout western Europe (with regional exceptions, eg.
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Daggers deserve some special mention- the typical medieval dagger has a straight, stiff single or double edged blade with an acute point.
The origin of the term 'Dagger' is the subject of some debate- The Oxford English Dictionary says that it comes from the Middle English term 'Dag' meaning to stab or thrust; I find this origin susspect because there are references to the term dagger that if genuine predate the existance of Middle English.
Early (11th-12th Century) medieval daggers were typically single or double edged blades 8-10 inches long- though examples as long as 20 inches appear to have been in use.
www.tinkerswords.com /knives.html   (435 words)

 Daggers - Windlass Steelcrafts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A popular type of middle ages dagger was the "Roundel" or "Rondel".
The Scottish dirk was a direct descendant of the Medieval ballock dagger.
It is made to use alone, with a shield and a sword or just with a basket hilt claymore.
www.windlass.com /dagger.htm   (283 words)

A siple and elegant design, the Rondel dagger could be single or double edged and was widely used throughout Europe by Knight and common soldier alike.
The dagger was also often used as a 'misericorde' to compel surrender or offer mercy to a downed opponent- the flats of the blade were even gripped when wrestling, as the dagger was used as a short baton for trapping and controlling an opponents arms.
Baselardss were a form of dagger or sometimes short sword characterised by a hilt in the form of a capital i.
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