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Cold Steel 88SD Scottish Dirk Sword 13" 1055 Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Scabbard

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Part Number: CS88SD
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS88SD: Scottish Dirk
Cold Steel
 
The Scottish Dirk that most knife enthusiasts are familiar with these days is, more or less, a piece of rubbish— a prop—a costume accessory for stage and screen. It's declined into a "knife like object" that people hang above their mantles or on the walls of dimly lit, wood-paneled dens.

Our version is a modern replica that harkens back to an earlier form, when the dirk was a functioning tool and weapon. The 13" blade is forged to a hard spring temper from 1055 Carbon steel. It's 1-1/2" wide and comes fully sharpened and battle-ready, prepared to hew down any foe.

The attractive Rosewood handle is capped with a contrasting blued-steel guard, bolster and disc-shaped pommel, and an handsome leather scabbard completes the package. The scabbard features an extra wide belt loop with a blued-steel throat and chape. This is the perfect companion piece to complete your Highland ensemble, a real fighting dirk, instead of a useless piece of metal.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 13"
  • Overall Length: 18-3/8"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 18.9 oz
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Scabbard: Leather Scabbard 
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 705442005360

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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3 out of 5
Jamesills
Thomasville NC
Sep 06, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Beautiful blade and handle
I like the old style look and it feels great in the hand. I only purchased the dirk for collection reason, and as such have not used it for hard task. I carry it as a defense weapon when I do carry it. Was disappointed that the blade wasn't razor sharp out of the box. Would not shave hair.
3 out of 5
Derek
Turlock, Ca
Sep 21, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Usable, Handle Material, Overall Quality
eh
Not what it says it is. Not bad. Not good. Sheath and handle are cheap.
4 out of 5
Bladesman
Markham, On
Jul 12, 2012
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Authentic Dirk
Another excellent design by Cold Steel. This is a fighting weapon excellent for home defense or to add to a Highland ensemble. Blade did arrive a little dull and dirty (typical when sourced from India) but with a little work the 1055 steel can become razor sharp as well as shiny. (This is why I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5) Well balanced, solidly made, true to the Highland warrior roots. Another fine product from Cold Steel!
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