21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DRESS DIRK
BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1879
With two-stage blade with notched back-edge (rusted towards the base), carved wooden baluster hilt, engraved silver ferrule and pommel, the latter set with a paste in imitation of citrine, in its original leather-covered wooden sheath, the mounts engraved with thistle ornament, and complete with original extra pieces en suite with the hilt.
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