Early Scottish Dirk


This style of dirk is a direct descendant of the medieval ballock dagger. The form of the ballock dagger started to change sometime in the late 16th century, and, in Scotland, soon developed into a form that was purely Scottish. The blade was long and single-edged.
This weapon was typically used either alone, with a shield and a sword, or just with a basket-hilt claymore. This replica is made from an early version of the dirk. The hardwood handle is carved with a chevron-like pattern appropriate for the time period. Includes leather covered wooden scabbard. Circa 1550

Overall 53cm (21"). Blade 38cm (14 7⁄8") long, 4.4cm (1 3⁄4") wide, 4.8mm (3⁄16") thick. Weight 0,45kg (1 lb). Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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