Rare 1st Highland Light Infantry Regimental Dirk

11.75" single edged blade with 6.75" and 4.5" fullers.  1.5" wide at ricasso with scalloped spine.  Bogwood oak style grips with gilt mounts on leather scabbard with implements.  Blade etched with thistles, regimental crest, mascot, and designation.  Blade also engraved with battle honors, latest being "South Africa 1899-02".  Grips fitted with glass cairngorm and brass tacks.  Scabbard fitted with silver regimental crest.  A scarce example of a dirk issued to a now-defunct regiment.


Very good overall.  Blade is bright with crisp engravings.  Scabbard sows some deformities to leather.  Cairngorms have lost most of their color but are free of major chips and other damage.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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