Lot 1622 (The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction, 21st January 2021)
Sold for £2,000
the small knife has a small corroded patch, likely easily polished out. The leather of rye scabbard is scored and rubbed, in keeping with age. There appears to be a small loss near the tip of the scabbard where a small hole is visible. Overall in very good condition.
Whilst the crest is similar to that of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, it differs in details.
VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED DIRK,
maker GME, Edinburgh 1876, with ensuite knife and fork, the leather scabbard with silver thistle and St Andrews cross moulded mounts, the basket weave carved handles with amber glass pommel, 43cm long
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