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    Question Odd 18th Century Dirk?

    Has anyone seen a Dirk like this? listed as Scottish 18th century Dirk?
    or am I missing something?




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    Im thinking Greek or African. They do have traditional daggers that are very similar to Scottish dirks.

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    Thanks I was wondering I mean some parts look right but others don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikm View Post
    Has anyone seen a Dirk like this? listed as Scottish 18th century Dirk?
    or am I missing something?



    I doubt it's Scottish. It looks like a kama, the type of dagger worn by Russian and Georgian cossacks. Judging by the nielo work on the hilt I'd guess it dates from the late 19th or very early (pre-Russian revolution) 20th century.

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    I'd have to agree with MacMillan, I've seen similar engraving on Russian shashkas, a sword also carried by Cossacks. The blade type almost had me on Roman, but its too new and well preserved to fit that time period. As well as the hilt being incorrect. Scottish dirks are traditionally single edged. This looks doubled to me. Beautiful piece though.
    What will be, will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    I'd have to agree with MacMillan, I've seen similar engraving on Russian shashkas, a sword also carried by Cossacks. The blade type almost had me on Roman, but its too new and well preserved to fit that time period. As well as the hilt being incorrect. Scottish dirks are traditionally single edged. This looks doubled to me. Beautiful piece though.
    Ditto.
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    I'm killed in the war or hung during peace."

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    Thanks everyone I just was not sure since it was listed As Scottish Dirk,
    However its still a nice looking knife

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    Oh, 'deed it is. I'd grab it just on general principles!
    "It's all the same to me, war or peace,
    I'm killed in the war or hung during peace."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Seago View Post
    Ditto.
    Triple Ditto
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    Looks like an early Persian or Russian Kindjal. If the price is good, I'd say grab it.
    Last edited by Bigkahuna; 17th April 11 at 07:16 PM.
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