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LATE VICTORIAN OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY LARGE SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DIRK.
A very impressive Scottish dirk.The black hard wood grip is carved in the typical Celtic knotted design, the silver crossguard and pommel cap are decorated with Scottish thistles and the pommel is inset with a large orange faceted stone which is typical of these Scottish dirks. The long impressive blade is in near mint condition.Matching leather scabbard with four silver mounts two of which are fitted with a small knife and fork set both of which have identical wooden handles with thistle decorated caps inset with matching orange stones they are also fitted with chains which attached to the scabbard fittings so they can not be lost or mislaid.The reverse side of of the upper scabbard mount is stamped with a makers initials and also Scotland (latter examples are marked, Made in Scotland).The metal hilt fittings of the dirk and scabbard mounts appear to be silver but they are not silver marked so they could be heavily silver plated. A beautiful looking and very high quality Scottish highland dirk. Size 17 inches long with an 11 inch blade.[Condition: Near Mint]