Scottish Highland Dirk (K1877)
Scottish Highland Dirk. Silver mounted with the mounts having intertwining runic patterns. The blade has a clipped point and has an intricate worked back. The overall length is 16¾”. The dirk, side knife and fork are hilted with staghorn. No doubt a salute to the old Highland Gaels of the 16th and 17th centuries when the Highlanders fought with long dirks mounted with stag such as this example. The silver mounts bear the touch marks on the throat or top mount. Very fine dirk of the late 19th century.