Vince Evans Scottish Dirk
Original: Scotland, late 17th or early 18th century
This fine example of a Scottish dirk
is inspired by an original seen in a Peter Finer antique arms catalogue.
The brown-stained maple grip is intricately carved with Celtic knotwork. The fittings are antiqued brass. The scabbard is black pigskin-covered wood with antiqued brass fittings. It is incised with decorative lines.
The grip of this dirk accompanied the maker on a research trip to Scotland to be compared to original examples. While small by modern standards, it is in line with its historical counterparts. The carving on this grip is a little deeper than some of the originals studied.
The blade is styled as if made from a recycled backsword and is of 5160 steel. Art Elwell's A Work of Art
etched the motto of the Wallace clan (Pro Libertate
) into it.
See our hands-on review
for more information on this dirk.
Overall length: 16.5"
Width of bolster: 1.625"
Blade: 12.125" long; 1.25" wide tapering to .6"
Grip and bolster: 4.5"
Maker: Vince Evans
This item has been retired from the collection.