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Cold Steel Scottish Dirk Sword 13" 1055 Carbon Steel Blade with Leather Scabbard

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Part Number: CS88SD
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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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.
  • 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.
3.333 (3 reviews)
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3 out of 5
Turlock, Ca
Sep 21, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Usable, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Not what it says it is. Not bad. Not good. Sheath and handle are cheap.
4 out of 5
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!
3 out of 5
Jack Bauer
Mar 19, 2008
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Usable, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Cool Steel Scottish Dirk
Received the Cool Steel Scottish Dirk today. The dirk came wrapped in paper and was produced in India. There is a British proof certificate included that certified that it passed certain British proofing test in terms of ability to strike a wooden block with no damage and the ability to bend by 5 inches off center and return to center without damage. The blade is carbon steel and will rust very quickly unless greased or maintained. The scabbard is wooden with a leather covering and metal tip and shank. However the metal on the scabbard is also carbon so that will rust too. I plan to cold blue the blade and scabbard to prevent them from rusting too quickly. The grip is a little awkward to hold at the moment but I plan to practice with it to get use to the swing and weight. The quality is good and very sharp and I can imagine using one for a battle and it will inflict heavy damage to the opponent if you know how to use it. All in all was I was pretty satisfied with the quality given the low price. A more expensive one with a stainless blade may look prettier but not as utilitarian. Good buy for a walk around sword/knife. I will probably try to make a kydex sheath for everyday use.
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