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Scottish Silver and Steel Dress Dirk - Antique Circa 1820

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Scottish silver and steel dress dirk with ensuite knife and fork; an addition to our presentation silverware collection

SKU: A8532

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This magnificent antique Scottish silver and steel dress dirk set has an angular form.

This antique Scottish dirk is fitted with an exceptional carved wood handle embellished with a woven design and accented with studded silver to each cross section.

The circular rounded pommel of the handle is ornamented with a collet set smokey topaz.

The dirk is further ornamented with a silver mount encompassed with applied Scottish thistle and foliate decoration.

The steel blade of this impressive weapon is embellished with scrolling leaf designs accented with the battle names 'Salamanca', 'Fuentres d'Onor' and 'Busaco', in addition to the regiment number '42'.

The spine of the blade is ornamented with an alternating scalloped shaped design to the broad edge, all to a plain tip/false edge.

The posterior surface of the blade is plain and unembellished.

This dress dirk set features an ensuite knife and fork, each reflecting the identical handle ornamentation to the dirk.

The knife and fork incorporates plain tapering silver ferrules to a steel leaf decorated blade and three tine fork.

Each piece of this magnificent set is fitted to the original leather sheath, each accomodating an individual compartment.

The leather sheath is embellished with two silver mounts ornamented with further Scottish thistle designs, in addition to a chape/terminal reflecting the same design.

The upper portion of the sheath features an impressive mount displaying the Royal Highlander's emblem above the regiment number '42'.

The posterior surface of the sheath incorporates an applied silver bracket accented with leaf decorated supports.

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Origin: Scotland


This antique Scottish dirk set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such pieces; the date and origin can be determined by the composition and decoration, in addition the regiment and battle names.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique silverware.


Dirk including sheath

Length 44.5cm/17.5"

Width 4.3cm/1.7"

Depth 6cm/2.4"


Length 42.8cm/16.9"

Width 4.3cm/1.7"

Length of handle 11.6cm/4.6"

Length of blade 29.5cm/11.6"


Length 19.5cm/7.7"

Width 2.1cm/0.8"

Length of handle 6.2cm/2.4"

Length of blade 10.2cm/4"


Length 15cm/5.9"

Width 2cm/0.8"

Length of handle 5cm/2"

Length of drop and tines 8.1cm/3.2"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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