The Scottish Dirk was the classic dagger of both the Highland and Lowland Scots from the early 17thC through to the modern day as a Regimental weapon.
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" (The hand grips down onto the 'balls')