Medieval Multi-tasking: she's minding her market stall and winding yarn from her spindle onto a niddy-noddy. Morgan Library The Hours of Catherine of Cleves http://www.themorgan.org/collections/works/cleves/manuscript.asp?page=63
German hand pavise, late 15th century, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien
Maille oddity on German Effigy c. 1370s
the pommel cap and the guard are only slightly arched towards the blade. The blade is of flattened diamond section. The grip is made of bright burl-wood. This dagger is a very early one, dating to the second half of the 13th century or early 14th century.