Sold for £2,000
The gold mounts to the sheath have some small creases and dents, nothing major. Blade is clean, unmarked. The handle has been reglued at some point. Also, given the very unusual design of this Dirk, we cannot be absolutely certain the carved handle is original to the Dirk. Added images show details.
EARLY 20TH CENTURY NINE CARAT GOLD MOUNTED SCOTTISH DIRK,
the fullered and serrated 28.6cm steel blade above a later bone handle carved in the form of a lion and alligator at battle, the snakeskin sheath with ensuite knife and fork, mounted in nine carat gold engraved with Celtic knots, 54.5cm long
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