Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Dec 3, 2018.
. Regardless, saw quite a few Scottish dirks there. Had such a great time. Beautiful blades.
A dirk is always referred to in masculine terms!
Always wanted a repro.
Wouldn't even begin to know how to use it.
A stout laddy, then
Poke them with the pointy end, to quote Ned Stark
Not much, seeing as this is the dictionary definition of a dirk: "a short dagger of a kind formerly carried by Scottish Highlanders."
Add to that thumb control on the base of the blade to an upward thrust from a low angle and you have a very bad news blade for your opponent...
Rather interesting shape on the sgian dubh.
I'm used to seeing rather broader dirks, and shorter pointier black knifes.
That's just a companion knife instead of a sgian dubh. Think of it as a steak knife instead of the stocking knife.
A dirk is a type of dagger. It may be single edged.
The design presented above was also called a "ballock dagger" for obvious reasons, especially as it was often worn front and center of the belt... .
Sore an' y'r nae tae slice a' haggis wi' it 
A kilt does lend some context for both dirk and sqian duih. Mind, the kilt can be the most expensive outlay, though. Which gets into choosing a plaid, as that sets the hue for accessories. Mind, finding the right sporran is as complicated as the rest.
I have seen dirk scabbards that had an eating knife and fork incorporated longitudinally, does the " steak knife" above fit into the above scabbord?
Is there a cairngorm (smoky quartz) stone on the end of the handles?
Usually you don't "choose" a tartan, it is "yours".
You do get to choose the form of that tartan, ie dress, royal, ancient, hunting, and that would determine the style of accessory's.
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