British HIghland Officer’s Dirk, 19th Century …

British HIghland Officer’s Dirk, 19th Century

72nd (Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Officer’s Dirk c. 1855-81, the 30 cm bright etched blade with standard toothed back edge and part single fuller shows the crown ‘72nd’ the VR cypher and scrolls of thistles and bluebells, the hand grip of bog oak with brass pin decoration, the rounded plain pommel set with a coloured stone, the knife and fork again with bog oak and pin hand grips, similar plain gilt pommles and coloured stones, the black leather scabbard with gilt brass chapes and mounts features ‘72’ and thistle spray decoration, short leather loop with press stud fastener for attachment to the waist belt, the bog oak hand grips on the small knife and fork.