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Title By-knife fork for Highland dress dirk
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1820
Price £100.00

This would have been part of a by-knife set from the scabbard of a Scots dirk. Together with a small knife of matching design, the set would have been mounted on the outer face of the scabbard, normally one above the other. The dirk would have been mounted en-suite with a large citrine as a pommel.

Here, the hilt is of bog oak, the nicely carved strapwork with silver studs at the intersections. The pommel is of quartz mounted in a facetted gilt setting within a silver frame. There is a little age shrinkage and minor wear to the wood, also some minimal scatches to the stone. However, all in all, the piece is in exellent shape for its age.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Cutlery : Scottish : 19th Century]

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Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010

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