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Cold Steel 88FBD Officer's Five Ball Dirk 14" Carbon Steel Blade, Ivory Handle

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Part Number: CS88FBD
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS88FBD: Officer's Five Ball Dirk
Cold Steel
 
Five Ball Dirk

At our president, Lynn C. Thompson's insistence, we've produced a matching dirk as well. Highly evocative of the large Spadroon, the Five Ball Dirk offers a rigid double-edged blade, faux ivory grip, brass guard with integral five ball counter guard and a rich black leather and brass scabbard.

A smaller version of the Officer's Five Ball Spadroon

In the age of sail, officers were expected to fight right alongside common deckhands. An officer never made his choice of weapon recklessly when he knew he to had to fight hand to hand to repel boarders. The clear choice was a Spadroon as his primary edged weapon. It was lighter than a cutlass, offered a long, stiff blade, was imminently suitable for thrusting, and had a sharp edge capable of delivering a stinging cut. Original antique Spadroons are quite scarce, and far too valuable to use as actual weapons, but luckily you can get a Cold Steel reproduction. Loosely modeled on historical examples, our Spadroon has been hardened to a spring temper, and fully sharpened, it's capable delivering a fearsome cut as well as a lethal thrust. It's handsome too, with a multi ridged faux ivory grip and a gorgeous brass hilt replete with the requisite five ball counter guard and knuckle bow.

Not to be outshined, the scabbard is equally impressive. It's fashioned from rich black leather, and hand stitched, and comes with a mirror polished, solid brass chape, throat, and carrying rings.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 14"
  • Overall Length: 19"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 10.9 oz
  • Handle Material: Faux Ivory
  • Scabbard: Leather Scabbard With Brass Fittings
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 705442010203

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.
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