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Hand Forged Highland Dirk

Hand Forged Highland Dirk


Hand Forged Traditional Highland Dirk -1084 steel, Rowan wood and reclaimed steel (Highland Dress, Bushcraft Re-enactment & Wedding Cutlery).


From metal forging to leather work, all our products are sourced and crafted by our hands in our Scottish workshop. The blade is traditionally hand forged from an antique farriers rasp in our outdoor workshop. Once forging is completed, the blade goes through a heat treating and tempering cycle to give a reliable but sharp edge, adding to the authentic Scottish blacksmithing experience.

The blade has a triangular cross section transitioning into a lenticular cross section at the tip.


The handle has been hand carved from locally sourced Rowan and reclaimed steel. Shaped in the grip style that whilst odd in the modern context, made sence in the martial culture of the time. When grabbed in haste the hand falls on the handle exactly where it needs to be with room for holding the targe. The handle has been hand carved using simple motifs in keeping with historical examples, complemented with reclaimed copper furniture. It has been hand fitted and treated with environmentally-friendly beeswax (from a local farm) to give a beautiful, long lasting, polish.


To show off it's Jacobite linage, the Dirk comes with a traditionally tooled custom leather sheath with jacobean rose which has been hand crafted for secure fit. Made from high quality UK Veg Tan leather.


As close to touching our Scottish past, without time travel (or Outlander).


What is a Dirk? Scottish Highland Dirks were originally used as an everyday multi-purpose tool and weapon. They supposedly evolved from Bollock Daggers but also can be seen much earlier, as you can see in the shape of the lobed handle. This type of 1700's Dirk, featured prominently in Outlander and current with the Jacobite Rebellion (1680s-1750s), is unique to Scotland. A gem in any collectors' hoard.

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  • Dimensions

    Blade: 11"

    Total: 16.5"