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CASED SILVER MOUNTED SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DIRK DATED 1888 WITH FAMILY COAT OF ARMS BY KIRKWOOD OF EDINB
A superb cased Victorian example with silver hallmarked fittings. Black hardwood grip carved in the typical knotted Celtic design, hilt features silver pommel which is inset with large impressive natural stone. The long impressive fullered steel blade measures just under 12 inches long and it is in very nice condition.The black leather scabbard is fitted with four silver mounts all of which are beautifully engraved on the obverse side with floral designs, the upper mount is also engraved with the family coat of arms for the Lamont Scottish Clan which was originally based in Argyle and it is believed they are descended from the Royal house of Dalriada and O'Neill the Prince of Tyrone. All four scabbard mounts have matching silver hallmarks for Edinburgh 1888, the upper mount also has the makers details, R & H.B.Kirkwood, 66 & 68 Thistle street, Edinburgh.The scabbard is complete with matching small knife and fork each of which has a pommel that matches the dirk pommel. The full length of the dirk when sheathed is just under 17 inches long. Complete with it's very rare dark red leatherette box of issue, the interior is fitted for the dirk, the interior of the lid is blue silk with gold makers details for, Kirkwood of Edinburgh which obviously matches the name on the dirk. The box also contains a double chain hanger for suspending the dirk from a belt and a small paper card with the Lamont Clan coat of arms. A beautiful Victorian example and especially nice being silver hallmarked, named and cased. [Condition: Near Mint]