This Interesting Dirk Has Been Sold. Thank you!
SMALL AMERICAN DAGGER OR DIRK
Possibly Naval Origin
small size well made dirk and scabbard
Presented is a highly unusual small scale dagger
or dirk that dates from the time of the American Revolution. It likely is European in origin and made for this market
at the time of our Revolutionary War. There is a large eagle with shield on its chest starting at the midpoint of the
blade. The eagle has two arrows in its right talon. There are thirteen six pointed stars above all engraved on the obverse.
On the reverse is the usual design of foliage. The straight blade is double edged from the guard to the tip. Everything
PROVENCE: Colonel Robert Rankin on page 63 (with pictures) in his
"Small Arms of the Sea Services" describes a strikingly similar example as, "American Naval Dirk: Turned
ivory grips with the short cross guard of gilt brass with delicate relief.... The 4 3/4 inch blade, which is blued and gold
wash was finished over the engraved designs, also bears a large American shield. The dirks pictured of this size are all witout
Brass cross guard with turned ivory hilt
The brass scabbard is engraved with a swirl of leafs surrounding a frog stud on
the obverse. The back is plain. There are no carrying rings. The hilt, including the pommel, is
a turned piece of bone or ivory which has developed a pleasing yellow to brown patina. The brass
cross guard and ferule are firmly in place.
Heavily engraved obverse of blade with American eagle & six point stars design
Heavily engraved reverse of blade with floral design
CONDITION: There is a small dent, front and back, at
the throat of the scabbard. This may have been done to hold the blade tighter. There is no evidence of bluing or
gilding remaining. There are no makers marks. It is in overall excellent condition baring these notations.
Housed in original brass scabbard with distinctive oval shaped frog stud
Length overall 7 7/8" In scabbard 9
Blade 4 7/8" long X 1/16" at widest
Hilt 3" long x 1/2' wide
Weight 5 oz
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damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior
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non-refundable unless due to our error.
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