This is a rare Argyll Highlander’s Antique Dirk of the 91st Regiment established in 1864. These dirks are few. Pat says he has only seen four for sale in 50 years of collecting and dealing in Scottish weapons.
The blade 11 inches long. The dirk is 17 inches overall. There is wear on both sides of the dirk blade. There is a VR mark on right side of blade and a XC Argyllshire Highlanders on left side. The pommel stone as a ½” chip on the side of it. It was cleaned at some point and, whoever did it, replaced the foil under the stone with a silver color instead of the yellowish/orange that was originally under it. So the pommel stone looks a difference color from the knife and fork stones.
The side by side small knife and fork are in very good condition.
Maker: Marchal & Sons, 87 George Street in Edinburgh
Country/Region of Origin: Scotland
Year of Origin: late 1800s
Current Condition: The large stone has a 1/2 inch chip on one side and the foil beneath it has been replace with the wrong color. There is some wear on both sides of the dirk blade. Small knife and fork are in very good condition.