This beautifully made Officers Dirk has been styled on surviving historical specimens of the late 19th century. The natural finish hardwood hilt has been hand carved in a basket weave pattern and decorated with metal nails, as opposed to the more Celtic styled hilts of the previous century. The silver finish metal pommel cap and ferrule protect the wooden hilt against damage. The small fork and by-knife are carried one above the other in the metal mounted sheath. This practise was common on Dirks of quality in the previous century. However earlier dirks tended to have the small knives side by side. This Dirk is the ultimate development from the earlier fighting and dress Dirks of the 18th century and is still in use today.
The Scabbard is made in hardwood and covered in black leather and perfectly stitched on the back. The metalwork on the scabbard and handle have grooved detailing. On the back of the scabbard there is a leather belt loop.
High-carbon steel blade With Chrome Plating Finish
High Quality Construction
Leather wrapped scabbard
Overall length: 19"
Blade Length: 12"
Price QualityDandoI am a prolific online buyer as I have an illness that makes me home bound most of the time. I am also a prolific collector, for many years, of collections from books through DVD and memorabilia to what is now my newest collection of letter openers. I do not normally REVIEW any items I have purchased BUT in this case I wanted to. I have purchased 5 items from Southern Swords (1 Kilt Dirk & 4 letter openers). In all dealings with the company I have been greatly pleased with their responses to queries, their great delivery times and great quality/materials of ALL the items that I have purchased. One of the letter openers has a minor blemish which is acceptable to mini items generally in my opinion. I WILL have no hesitation in recommending Southern Swords and their products if the circumstance arises. The only reason I have given the price a 4 star rating is that there is at least I product that is cheaper in another of their sites, CAN YOU FIND THE ONE I FOUND. I know this is a general review BUT I will be adding it to the other items I have purchased.
Like its little sister the Late 19th Century Sgian Dubh, It is a lovely solid well made piece which fees solid and reliable in the hand.Review by PipergeorgeAs I said with its little sister the Late 19th Century Sgian Dubh, this is a lovely solid well made piece which fees solid and reliable in the hand. When worn with the full Highland dress it truly adds that certain finishing touch to any Pipers' ensemble. If any criticism can be leveled is that it's blade is blunt also the fork is straight rather than curved as one would see on a dining table but that is being picky aside from that I would say to anyone thinking of buying a Dirk this is the one for you.
Price QualityDE TommyI was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this piece. It is well made with, real wood and leather, no cheap plastic parts. The look and feel is quality that you can be proud to wear. For a reproduction you can wear it anywhere and it will look great. The price it is well worth it. Be aware the blades are not at all sharp but if you need a piece for looks this is excellent. Very quick delivery easy to deal with.
Price QualityKitMany Scottish dirks for sale are either expensive antiques, expensive handmade pieces or cheaply made "imports". The handmade ones, of which I own several, are beautiful reproductions of museum pieces . This Scottish dirk is not a cheap imitation. It may not be museum quality but is the best value for the price. Additionally, I received the item very quickly. Great item and wonderful business.