The Anelace Sword
Anelace was a very short sword and by some it was considered a long dagger. It featured a double-edged blade that was very wide at the base of the hilt and tapered towards the point of the blade. The sword could be used to defend against sword attacks and also be used as a dagger.
This was one of the many Renaissance medieval daggers that could be also used in combination with a sword. The Anelace had a triangular blade double fixed a weapon being intermediate between the dagger and short sword. Usually the brass parts of the forearm were attached to a handle embossed hardwood.
Like the earlier Coustille, the Anelace was a weapon that filled the void between the dagger and short sword. This weapon was often carried at an angle at the small of the back and would be the only weapon carried in cities, at court, traveling on horseback or riding during the hunt. This weapons was also used to slide between the plates of platemail armour.
It was known for its well balance grip and the blade that was of a size that one could use to defend against a sword, but the weapon still could pass as a dagger. The sword was contemporary to the Italian Cinquedea which is a civilian short sword (or long dagger). The Cinquedea was developed in northern Italy and enjoyed a period of popularity during the Italian Renaissance of the 15th and early 16th centuries.