Info Favorites Register Log in Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > The Marketplace > For Sale: Tod's Stuff Ivory Handle DirkSOLD Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
GG Osborne

Joined: 21 Mar 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 487

Feedback score: 100%
(1 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: For Sale: Tod's Stuff Ivory Handle Dirk         Reply with quote

This listing is marked SOLD and is no longer available

Okay, not really Ivory like the original but a nice, off-white bone color. The pommel and hanuches are brass and as in the original, the blade is forged and ground to resemble a single-fullered backsword blade reused in this dirk. The original dirk has a date of 1663 but this may be talismanic or commerating an event. The dirk belonged to George Gordon or Rothney who recoreded his arms with the Lord Lyon in 1677. As the original has Gordon's arms engraved on the haunches and is recorded as still be alive in 1704, it is very likely that the original dirk dates from the last quarter of the 17th century. The dirk is illustrated in several standard reference books and is a rather famous speciman. Tod did an excellent job on the reproduction, the only noticeable differences are the tang (Tod's has a rosett knob and is peened) and the haunches with are cast in two halves. The spine is engaved with a series of "x"s for about half of the length.

I dodn't have a picture right now of the reproduction, but am attaching a picture of the original (which, incidentally is for sale by Alban Arms in Scotland.)

Dirk comes with a scabbard and is priced to sell at $500, cheap for such an unusual and fine piece. I will pay shipping in continental U.S.

 Attachment: 69.52 KB

"Those who live by the sword...will usually die with a huge, unpaid credit card balance!"
View user's profile Send private message

Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > The Marketplace > For Sale: Tod's Stuff Ivory Handle DirkSOLD
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

All contents © Copyright 2003-2021 — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum