This Interesting Dirk Has Been Sold. Thank you!
EARLY AMERICAN -BRITISH NAVAL DIRK
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.
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.
Very sharp double edge blade
A reasonably priced 19th Century naval dirk complete with original scabbard
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.
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
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may
be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their
full value. A prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included
in this offer and are non-refundable unless due to our error.
International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina,
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the Eastern Caribbean.
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