Early Scottish dirk

The Scottish dirk is a direct descendant of the medieval ballock dagger. The grip form began to change in the late 16th century, and soon developed a form that was purely Scottish. The later version dirks that most people are familiar with are not the pure fighting weapon of the early version. Make no mistake about it, the dirk was a pure fighting knife, and unabashedly so. The blade was long and single-edged. Made to use either alone, with a shield and sword, or with a basket-hilt claymore. The triple-fullered blade of this repoduction is 1055 high carbon steel, and the hardwood grip is carved with a chevron pattern copied from an original of the same time period - circa 1700 right on the nose. This dirk is for any collector with a serious interest in the Highlands.

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

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