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Victorian Fully Etched Scottish Black Watch Dirk, Sold

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.

Victorian Fully Etched Scottish Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Dirk Wilkinson Swordimage u82 1

Sold Item Notice

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.

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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 £? (too late, now sold), which is well below market value. Please quote item reference U82 (0916). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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