Vince Evans Early Scottish Dirk
Original: Scotland, late 18th century
This dirk has a hilt of English walnut, featuring deeply carved knot work by Grace Evans. The blade is a heavy wedge-shape, having a spine 0.45" thick tapering slightly to 0.35" at a point 5" from the grip, and then tapering sharply for the remainder of the blade. 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 incised with concentric circles.
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 tapering to .335"
Grip and pommel: 4.125"
Point of Balance (PoB): 2.75" from guard
Maker: Vince Evans