A Victorian silver and bloodstone dirk kilt pin
An exceptional antique Victorian Kilt Pin modelled as a traditional dirk. The Scottish dirk has long been used to create kilt pins but at 9.5cm this is an extremely unusual length and becomes a highly visible piece on any Kilt. Bloodstone is used to represent the sheath and is set in an engraved silver mount with citrine stones used to decorate the tops of the dagger and the smaller accessories.
Additional Product Information
There is no hallmarking which was not an unusual for the Victorian period.
Scottish dirks are the traditional and ceremonial weapon of the Highland warrior, and are typically worn by officers, pipers and drummers of their regiments. They find their roots in the 16th century ballock or rondel dagger, and occupy a unique place in Highland culture and history.
In excellent condition throughout - the pin is tight and fastens well. The silver is free of any blemish.
This is a second hand antique jewellery piece and will have some imperfections. Antique jewellery was primarily hand crafted(modern jewellery is more often than not cast made). They are therefore unique pieces.
Length - 9.5cm
Width at widest point - 1.5cm
Weight - 15 grms
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