Clansman Highland Dirk - 17th & 18th Century

Clansman Highland Dirk - 17th & 18th Century

Product Code: S5707

Manufacturer: John Barnett

£65.00 (INC. VAT)

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The highland clansman of the 17th and 18th centuries were noted for the dirks they wore as part of their daily dress. In battle the dirk was held in the left hand along with a small circular shield known as a targe and a basket-hilted broadsword was used in the right hand. With this combination of weaponry not only could the clansman ward off enemy blades but he could also dispatch either one or two opponents simultaneously. Early Scottish dirks developed from the medieval ballock dagger and often had plain wooden grips carved with Celtic interlace. The blades were single edged- long and extremely pointed.

 

Later highland dirks had metal re-enforced grips and the blades were often ground down from broken swords. The dirk is still in use today both as part of military highland dress and as a general highland dress accessory.

 

Key Features:
EN45 Spring Steel
Historically accurate
Quality Construction

 

Specification:
Blade Length 28 cm
Overall Length 45 cm

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Manufacturer John Barnett
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    Outstanding dirk,,
    Review by Peter
    Great quality and fast delivery .
    I am very happy with this dirk
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    Highland dirk
    Review by Paul
    Love it.goes great with my collection. Now I want the Robert the Bruce sword to go with it.
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    Clansman Highland Dirk - 17th & 18th Century
    Review by paul
    very pleased. looks great. stands out from the rest of my collection of daggers and swords.a real show peice. i now want the robert the bruce sword to go with it.
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    Highland Dirk
    Review by Big Brownie
    Well made will look good with Great Kilt complements Highland Sgian Dubh very well. Nice weight.Nice well made sheath only fault I would say is does not fit to tightly in sheath could be a tighter fit. Overall a good well made product.
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    Good value for money
    Review by Denis
    Reasonably well made for the money will go well with my great kilt
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    highland dirk
    Review by Alistair beg
    Very reasonable price for a stunning object, I have a collection of targes , dirks and broadswords and this is definately not out of place. Well made, handle looks hand carved, looks authentic for the period and comes complete with a well made sheath. Will definately put this site on my favourites list.