It had a distinctively shaped shaft, with two oval swellings at the guard resembling male testes or kidneys. It was also the predecessor to the Scottish dirk, first appearing on continental effigies around 1300-1350. The ballock dagger has one of the longest usage life spans of the five main types of medieval daggers.
It was a versatile weapon and tool that could be used both on and off the battlefield. In its simplest and earliest forms it must have been comparatively easy to manufacture which probably led to its widespread use, while its phallic shape must surely have appealed to the rough and ready men of the Middle Ages.
The Tudor House Medieval Bullock Dagger is constructed of carbon steel with a hand carved wooden hilt. It comes with a hand sewn leather sheath with belt loop.
Traditionally the bullock was worn more towards the front than on the hip.
This dagger makes a great addition to any period piece.