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Victorian Fully Etched Scottish Black Watch Dirk, For Sale

In very good overall condition, a super rare Late Victorian Fully Etched Scottish Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Mark 1 Dirk by Wilkinson Sword. This is one of two near identical Black Watch officer / piper's dirks we got from the same collector, the other is here. This one now reserved under our layaway program; hold expires 28th August 2019.

Victorian Fully Etched Scottish Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Dirk Wilkinson Sword

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The "Mk 1" aspect is an unofficial name given to the earlier fully regimentally etched dirks with a serrated "sawback" back edge to the blade (later dirks had no regimental details or were even plain). This dirk dates from 1885 to 1900; we can tell this by the battle honours shown on the blade. It may well have been issued to a piper of the Black Watch serving in South Africa in the Great Boer War.

The 12 inch supremely well grey etched blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt is a little aged but very good and has all of its studs in place, with the Victorian crown to the pommel. The scabbard with a little more age but still good. The dirk sheathes and draws well.

A stunning, super, rare Mk1 Black Watch Scottish Dirk and made by Wilkinson Sword. Buy it and make your collector friends green with envy for just £1100, which is well below market value. Please quote item reference U82. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0916-0.6 (1.369).

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