Vince Evans Edinburgh Dirk
Original: Scottish, late 18th century
This dirk has a hilt of English walnut, featuring deeply carved knotwork and haunches inspired by early ballock daggers. The blade is a heavy wedge-shape, having a spine of over 1/2" thick tapering sharply to its edge. A sharpened back-edge extends about 6" from the tip. The tang passes through a button resting on top of the antique bronze butt-cap of the hilt.
The scabbard is made of wet-formed vegetable tanned leather and is incised with decorative lines.
Overall length: 15.875"
Weight: 12 ounces
Width of guard: 1.625"
Blade: 11.125" long; 1.5" wide at its base
Hilt: 4.125" long
Maker: Vince Evans
Loosely inspired by a piece in the reserve collection of the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
This item has been retired from the collection.