A left hand dagger with pierced blade, provenance: Germany dating: 18th Century.
Wheeler's hilt typology
The desert warrior and steppe riders of Amarra both favor these weapons that can be thrown whole or split and used in close melee. (Chakram from India. It is a throwing weapon that can be split in half or be used a full circle.)
composite cup-hilted sword provenance: Spain dating: 17th Century