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Napoleonic / Circa 1810 Scottish Infantry Officer's / Piper's Dirk, for sale

In good condition, a super rare Napoleonic / Circa 1810 Scottish Infantry Officer's / Piper's Dirk, by Kennedy of Birmingham.

Napoleonic / Circa 1810 Scottish Infantry Officer's / Piper's Dirk, Kennedy

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A rare military Scottish dirk circa 1810 (Kennedy was established in Birmingham in 1810 and this is certainly one of his very earliest pieces). Inscribed "Kennedy Manufacturer, No. 53 Loveday St., Birmingham" to the blade. The brass pommel and scabbard, plus serrated blade back edge mean this is 100% a military dirk.

The 12 5/8 inch blade has some damage to the point area, commensurate with being used as a tool (which, no doubt they were) rather than weapon. The serrated edge is still good. Blade firm in hilt. Hilt with age and wear but still very sound, as is the late 18C style brass pommel. The brass scabbard / sheath with plenty of dents / dings but sound. The dirk sheathes and draws well. Dirk 19 inches overall.

A rare and beautiful example. Grab it quick; £1000. Please quote item reference R13. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0479-61x11x11 (0.720).

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