Scottish Dirk - TC54
The Scottish Dirk (TC54) was the classic dagger of both the Highland and Lowland Scots from the early 18thC.
The Dirk developed on from the bollock dagger through the Dudgeon dagger to this simple early form. The Scottish Dirk is characterised by a small barrel shaped grip with a stylised version of the bollock daggers' balls and a brass cap and impact plate and a long blade. The pommel cap is perforated with a heart motif; again a classic detail of the time.
Overall length 49cm/19"
Blade length 38cm/15"
Grip length 7cm/2.75"
Semi-Sharp is 'butter knife sharp'; it has a very fine flat on the edge
Sharp has been ground to give a reasonable cutting edge, but final honing, if required, is by the customer.