29th January 08, 01:41 PM
19th Century Patch Knife
I stumbled across this great find at International Military Antiques. Granted it’s not a Sgian Dubh, but they look nice for $35.00.
29th January 08, 01:45 PM
Very interesting piece. I assume since they were carried in a pouch they will not come with a sheath?
29th January 08, 01:52 PM
No sheath However, I am sure you could get one made or make your own.
29th January 08, 01:59 PM
Scottish 18th Century Brass Military Dirk
I just found these items on the same web site.
Scottish 18th Century Brass Military Dirk $75.00 & $84.95
New Made Item: These are current production Scottish 19th century pattern Parade Dirks used by all military pipe bands, etc. today. Magnificent ebony-type wood (not plastic) cross-hatched hilt covered in silver coloured studs. Hilt pommel of silvered metal bearing Victorian pattern, Royal Crown motif. Fully engraved blade bearing Scottish thistle designs. Complete with leather covered wood scabbard with four silvered mounts each heavily embossed with thistle embellishments. Leather belt suspension loop on rear. Beautiful.
29th January 08, 02:22 PM
interesting, thanks for the links
30th January 08, 12:20 AM
Nice looking knife, and about the right size, but I'm not sure about that curving handle sticking out of the top of my hose....?
30th January 08, 06:03 PM
Nice looking patch knife.
I do ??? the statement that it was carried in the pouch.
The patch is a VERY important part of the loading paocess in a flint loak. (or cap lock for that matter) AND if patches need to be cut, then the kife had to be READLY avail.
In all my years of shootin Flintlock Muzzle Loaders, I not seen a patch knife carried in the "pouch" They are carried on the bag strap, as I do ( pic # 1 far rt.) or around the nack, or rarely on the pouch.
My "patch knife (pic #2 bottom was made from a "Old Hickory" parring knife from Good Will ( cost $.50 - I sanded off the "brand" on the handle, ground it to length === patch knife.)
As to using it as a "sock'boot" knife ?/ IMHO too small, but it would work. The 2 knives in pic #2 are my choice. ( yes I do own a couple of nice Sqians, but prefer a "fuctional" knife)
In pic # 1 I show them in the sheaths. The middle one is my favorite, because I backed it with Lambs wool, for comfort & it helps keep in place
31st January 08, 05:26 AM
Cool-looking blades, Puffer.
31st January 08, 07:38 AM
A very interesting knife, Thanks for postingthat link..
31st January 08, 07:59 AM
I especially like the blade on your "favorite" one Puffer.
T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES
proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.
"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No arse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)
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