A look at some 16th century daggers and who would have worn them.
Bone mounted matchlock arquebus, Germany, dated 1589.
from Hermann Historica
Close helmet crafted by Pompeo Della Cesa, Milan Italy, circa 1590.
from The Worcester Museum of Art : The Higgins Armory Collection
Foot-Combat Armor of Prince-Elector Christian I of Saxony (reigned 1586–91) by Anton Peffenhauser, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms and Armor
Gift of Henry Walters, 1927
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Steel, gold, leather, copper alloy
Minerva Sending Away Mars from Peace and Prosperity, Tintoretto, 1576-77
Sword made for Maximilian I, 1496[1069×1708]
Gauntlets belonging to Maximilian I of House Habsburg, ca. 1490 [1200×676]
Details: Portrait of a Man in Armour. Painting by the Italians: Giorgione, Francesco Granacci and Agnolo Bronzino.
~ From the source: By means of moving the concentric dials of this brass instrument details of a patient’s illness could reputedly be predicted.