BRITISH HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY VICTORIAN DIRK.
The most magnificent Scottish Highlanders dirk of the 71st Highlanders, The Highland Light Infantry. 35cm blade with the dirk overall measuring 55cm. The blade is fully etched from tip to hilt with Scottish thistles, stands of arms with a Victorian crown over the bugle horn with number ‘71’ to the centre, plus regimental motto. On the reverse side all of the battle honours from Hindoostan, Cape of Good Hope, Roleia, Vimiera, Corunna, Fuentes d’Onor, Almaraz, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive, Orthes, Peninsular and finally Waterloo, therefore dating this dirk to the mid Victorian period. All of the fittings in beautiful gilt, the three stones totally undamaged. To the top upper mount of the scabbard to the front large and proud Victorian crown with ‘71’ within a bugle horn. All of the leather undamaged overall. Carved into the wood at the base of the hilt a Scottish bearskin over crossed swords. The three lower mounts to the scabbard complete with thistle decoration.
Code: 71960 Price: 2850.00 GBP