REGIMENTAL SCOTTISH DIRK (AH3251) by Deepeeka
The grip shape of the dirk changed from the more cylindrical form handed down by the ballock and dudgeon daggers to a shape intended to represent the thistle; thistle-shaped grips became common by the beginning of the nineteenth century. This dirk featuring a rounded, carved wood handle that is in shape of the thistle (which is Scotland's floral emblem). The dirk handle features a beautiful carved basket weave design, dotted with steel tacks, topped with a threaded steel pommel that carries a deep carved relief of the Royal Scottish Crown in cast steel. This impressive 17" full size dirk has a polished 11" steel blade etched with traditional Scottish thistle and foliage decoration. The blade spine includes a nice row of serrations that are in an alternating pattern surrounded by a weaving cross hatch engraved pattern. The blade contains a 3 3/4" swage at its tip that comes to a sharp point.
Included with the blade is a matched scabbard, crafted from wood and wrapped in black leather. For added Scottish appeal, the sheath is fitted with polished steel fittings of matched thistle themes which have been ornately carved in high relief. The scabbard is equipped with a steel button leather belt strap on its reverse side that is attached by a steel loop on the scabbard throat. Paired with the classic highland attire, this Engraved Scottish Dirk is a fine ceremonial arm to have hanging at your hip, or an equally superb reproduction of a sought after collectors piece to proudly display in your home or office.
• Overall: 16 5/8"
• Blade Length: 11"
• Steel: Polished Stainless Steel
• Blade Thickness: 3/16"
• Edge: Blunt
• Grip Length: 4 1/2"
• Handle: Wood w/Steel Studs & accents
• Grip Length: 4 1/2"
• Sheath: Wood w/Black Leather Wrap
• Pommel: Threaded
• Dirk Weight: 12.4 oz
• Dirk & Sheath Weight: 1 lbs 4.4 oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece. Note: Small imperfections are common and characteristic in this authentic hand made item.
The prickly purple thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen.
In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear. As they drew near to the Scots it wasn't the only thing hiding under the cover of darkness. For one of Haakon's men unfortunately stood on one of these spiny little defenders and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say 'twas the Scots who won the day.
||Deepeeka: Spreading over 3 decades Deepeeka is a family owned business. They are the oldest Indian manufacturers and exporters of quality reenactment arms, armour and accessories. Deepeeka revives the ancient art of weaponry and brings you an exclusive collection of replica weapons, armour, and essential accessories of the bygone eras.