DAMASCUS STEEL SCOTTISH DIRK (DM1060) Made in Pakistan
The DM1060 is a beauty of a Scottish Dirk and sports a double-edged blade of damascus steel with a deep central fuller to reduce weight. The bold, rippled patterns on the blade are created when several differing steels were folded and melded together into the single blade to create damascus steel.
The blade is 13-3/4 inches long and this authenticly sized Dirk measures a whopping 20 inches overall. Although the blade comes moderately sharp, one can easily sharpen to meet personal preference.
The grip and pommel are one piece of polished rosewood and are both embellished with beautiful inlaid bands of brass and steel. The grip is further accented at with two rows of brass studding while the pommel top bears a brass star onlay. This amazing Scottish Dirk comes with a robust belt sheath of stitched brown leather.
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• Overall: 20"
• Blade Length: 13 3/4"
• Steel: Damascus Steel
• Edge: Moderately Sharp
• Handle: Wood w/ brass & steel accents
• Grip Length: 6 1/4"
• Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Damascus steel was a type of steel used for manufacturing sword blades in the Near East made with wootz steel imported from Southern India. These blades are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. The wavy surface pattern is produced by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron followed by repeated heating and forging. Such items were often marketed, but not necessarily made, in Damascus during the medieval period.
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