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George S.




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PostPosted: Sat 20 Nov, 2010 2:26 am    Post subject: dirk or point         Reply with quote

Has the scottish dirk ever been refered to as a point or is a point or scottish point a different weapon altogether.Excuse my lack of knowledge as i am new to myArmoury
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Nov, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: dirk or point         Reply with quote

George S. wrote:
Has the scottish dirk ever been refered to as a point or is a point or scottish point a different weapon altogether.Excuse my lack of knowledge as i am new to myArmoury


Perhaps you are thinking of a "poinard" which is a type of French dagger. With the close, albeit one-sided relationship between Scotland and France, it is possible that the term entered the Scottish lexicon at some "point". I made a pun.

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