Harry Gruyaert - Ireland, West Coast, County Kerry, 1988
- Dated: mid-19th Century
- Culture: Italian
The dagger has a straight, double-edged blade, ribbed at the tip and with three deep grooves. The tang is slightly thickened, and almost the entire surface is engraved with floral motifs. It features a brass hilt picturing a skeleton wearing a tunic, while the guard features is a snake in-the-round. Comes together with a velvet-covered wooden sheath with brass mounts decorated with bas-relieved leaf patterns.
I really like tide pools. This was the densest shoreline habitat I’ve ever seen. There were numerous species of crabs, prawns, polyps, snails and anemones. So cool.