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Early American - British Naval Dirk Ca 1800

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EARLY AMERICAN -BRITISH NAVAL DIRK
Ca 1800
 
           
 
 
 
 

EARLY AMERICAN - BRITISH NAVAL DIRK Ca 1800

Dirk: Length overall 12 1/2" Blade  8 1/8" L x 3/4" W x 3/16" T at widest
 
 
 
Presented is an early double edged dirk with long bone grip and Nickel Silver hardware. The extremely sharp edge is housed in a polished leather scabbard showing some age cracks within its silver metal collar and end cap band.
 
This style dirk was meant to be carried inside a belt or in a boot and was readily adopted at sea because it was more easily carried on ship's decks or in the rigging. This example shows some pitting and spotting of the blade which still carries a very sharp edge. The point of balance is right at the cross guard which makes it feel perfect in the hand as a fighting weapon.
 
It is without marks which was not unusual in the 18th and 19th Centuries when many of the weapons were unmarked. However, the shape of the cross guard and of the bone handle suggests its English or American heritage.
 
               Polished leather scabbard, Nickel Silver hardware, bone grip
 
PROVENANCE: From the Estate of a long term and knowledgeable collector who specialized in daggers and dirks. His identity will be disclosed to the purchaser.
                  Good size grip 
                 Silver pommel
                   Heavy cross guard
       Very sharp double edge blade
 
CONDITION: Considering its age and use, this example is in excellent condition. Of great interest is the blade which is one of the sharpest we have handled. It was sharpened for use in combat. The blade is solid in its handle.
 
Dimensions:
 
Handle   4" L x 1/2" W x 1" H
Length overall 12 1/2" Blade  8 1/8" L x 3/4" W x 3/16" T at widest
Weight   5 ounces

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A reasonably priced 19th Century naval dirk complete with original scabbard 

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