The Scottish Dirk that most knife enthusiasts are familiar with these days is, more or less, a piece of rubbish - a prop - a costume accessory for stage and screen. It's declined into a "knife like object" that people hang above their mantles or on the walls of dimly lit, wood-panelled dens.
Our version is a modern replica that harkens back to an earlier form, when the dirk was a functioning tool and weapon. The 13" blade is forged to a hard spring temper from 1055 Carbon steel. It's 1.5" wide and comes fully sharpened and battle-ready, prepared to hew down any foe.
The attractive Rosewood handle is capped with a contrasting blued-steel guard, bolster and disc-shaped pommel, and an handsome leather scabbard completes the package. The scabbard features an extra wide belt loop with a blued-steel throat and chape. This is the perfect companion piece to complete your Highland ensemble, a real fighting dirk, instead of a useless piece of metal.
I'm no expert, but this dirk feels like a quality blade. It's solid construction feels weighty but not unwieldy. The blade is definately functional, not decorative. It comes wickedly sharp and very pointy. The haggis doesn't stand a chance on Burns night