Early Scottish Dirk


This replica of an early dirk features a 1055 high carbon steel blade. Hardwood handle carved with a chevron like pattern copied from an original of circa 1550. Scabbard included. Overall length 21 inches.
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Circa 1550

This style dirk is a direct descendant of the medieval ballock dagger. The grip form began to change, probably sometime in the late 16th century, but soon developed a form that was purely Scottish. The blade was long and single-edged. Made to use alone, with a shield and sword, or just with a basket-hilt claymore. We have replicated an early version of the dirk. The hardwood handle is carved with a chevron like pattern copied from an original of the same time period. For those with a serious interest in the Highlands, this is a must for any collection. Includes scabbard.

Can be sharpened and/or personalized with 3 Initials.

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Products specifications
Overall Length 21"
Blade Length 14-7/8"
Blade Width 1-3/4"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 1lb
Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available


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A GREAT period piece!
A beautiful and functional piece of work.  I would recommend this to anyone interested in a very good knife or this period/culture.
- Ray, August 23, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Seek for the sword that lies broken...
I received this as a gift and covered the scabbard's black leather with white hair-on calfskin to match a dress sporran.  There are many styles of dirk.  This style is based upon those which were made from the broken tips of swords: a basket-hilt claymore in this case (in our minds), the ID made obvious by the pattern of almost fullers on the blade.  This is a mini short sword... particularly heavy, and with none of the stiletto-like delicacy of a typical ballock knife.  You'd feel confident going up against an angry pit bull with this--- not so a ballock knife.
- Daniel C, March 14, 2019
Scottish Dirk
I got this dirk not knowing what to expect, i've used it at reenactments and have had many compliments on it. it has stood up over the years and still looks great, well worth the money!
- John, January 23, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Beautiful weapon! Flawless
A birthday gift for my father,  who has started collecting Scottish arms and armor after being stationed at RAF Edzell!

This dagger exceeded my expectations. It arrived early,  and I set about putting an edge on the thick blade. It is very good steel, took me about 4 hours!  If you want it sharpened,  I advise ordering the sharpening service! Museum replicas does an outstanding job having ordered sharpening on other blades.

The carved wood handle is beautiful. I properly oiled it before presenting the gift,  and it looked great.

A very strong sturdy dagger any highlander would be proud to carry with their targe in hand!

This Dirk is big and well balanced, almost a short sword. Nice triple fuller design,  thick spine. A tough,  stabbing weapon in application,  and a work of art to display. Easily 5 stars,  I want one myself!
- Jonathan, January 06, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Nice work !
Very Well made.  The belt loop was bended on scabbard but its not a big issue.  A other great addition to my collections
- Philippe, October 27, 2018
Very nice dirk.  A must for one with Scottish blood in their veins.
- Michael, February 09, 2017 | Verified Purchase
A superb offering. Well balanced, great looking, and very sturdy for a good price. My favorite Museum Replicas purchase so far.
- M, November 23, 2016
Great reproduction of a scottish dirk, love the fact that it looks like a cut down scottish basket hilt. very sharp and durable. great for a jacobite like myself.
- John, January 19, 2016 | Verified Purchase
My first Dirk and it is a great.
Craftsmanship is great.
I would like more initials engraved because I have 6 initials PJAGSR
Phillip Joseph Ander Gregory, Sr.
I need to figure how to keep the dirk in the scabbard. Some type of tie down that lets me release it. Keep up the good work.
Phil aka PapaG
- Phillip, December 11, 2015 | Verified Purchase
This is a well made dagger that I would really classify as a short sword. It is heavier and less nimble than the Primitive Dirk sold elsewhere in the catalog. The carving on the handle allows for a better grip. It is very nice looking and would look great mounted in a display.
- Gregory, May 22, 2015

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Products specifications
Overall Length 21"
Blade Length 14-7/8"
Blade Width 1-3/4"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 1lb
Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available
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