, also called an anlace
, is typically regarded as a medieval long dagger.
However, some sources treat it as a type of sword
. An anelace was sharp on both sides and could be carried at the small of the back
Two anelaces could be used in a paired fighting style similar to using a sword and parrying dagger
It is known in the city of Verona
and the surrounding Veneto region of Italy
by the name cinquedea
, which translates as "five fingers".
Anelace in Popular Culture