Early Scottish dirk

The Scottish dirk is a direct descendent of the medieval ballock dagger. The grip form began to change, probably sometime in the late 16th century, but soon developed a form that was purely Scottish. The later version dirks that are quite popular are somewhat debased in form, and are not the pure fighting weapon of the early version. Make no mistake about it, this dirk was a pure fighting knife, and unabashedly so. The blade was long and single-edged. Made to use alone, with a shield and sword, or with a basket-hilt claymore. This is an early version of the dirk. Triple-fullered polished blade (which looks darker than it really is, with finger and camera reflections in some of the pictures above), hardwood grip carved with a chevron pattern copied from an original of the same time period. This dirk is a must for any collector with a serious interest in the Highlands. Circa 1700.

length: 20 7/8"
blade: 14 7/8"
blade width: 1 7/16"
grip and pommel: 5 7/8"
weight (dirk): 15.8 oz
weight (dirk & sheath): 1 lb 6.6 oz

Price: $110

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