United Cutlery M48 Highland Scottish Dirk Fixed 9.125" Two-Tone Blade, Black TPR Handle and Sheath - UC3257

$76.99

MSRP* : $95.00 | You Save* : $18.01 (19%)
Part #: UC3257 | United Cutlery
Description
UC3257: M48 Highland Scottish Dirk
United Cutlery
 
The M48 Highland Scottish Dirk takes the traditional Scottish long dagger and gives it a sleek, modern look. It boasts an extraordinary tactical feel, backed up by a 9.125" 2Cr13 stainless steel blade with a nonreflective black oxide coating and a chic satin surface grind. The blade is accented with three through-holes that lead up to the stainless steel guard. The handle is black TPR, ergonomically contoured to fit comfortably in your hand. Transport is a breeze with the rugged polypropylene belt sheath, which features a double-layered strap to keep the Dirk anchored firmly in place. Just strap the sheath to your belt, and you’re ready to go!
Features
  • Black injection molded TPR handle with lanyard hole
  • Cast stainless steel pommel, guard with satin finish
  • Cast 2Cr13 black oxide coated stainless steel blade
  • Includes a form fitting polypropylene belt sheath
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 9.125"
  • Overall Length: 14.75"
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 760729325784

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United Cutlery M48 Highland Scottish Dirk Fixed 9.125" Two-Tone Blade, Black TPR Handle and Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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United Cutlery M48 Highland Scottish Dirk Fixed 9.125" Two-Tone Blade, Black TPR Handle and Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
David
Drake, Co
Sep 25, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish, Usable
Cons: None
Excellent and elegant dirk
Many bash the M48 line due to poor materials, but I have to say I am pretty impressed. To touch on the materials issue, let me say this, 420 is not a great steel. However, it isn't a horrible one either. If it is properly heat treated, as the M48 line seems to be, then it is functional for many applications. This particular m48 offering is very nicely done. I am a collector of Scottish dirks. I have some that were over $500.00 and some that were under $50.00 and all of varying quality. I purchased this dirk recently and decided to see if it would hold up with some regular use. This included cutting rope, cloth, chopping wood, etc. It excelled at all of these. The only thing I had to do was touch up the edge from time to time, which I would expect with any blade. The only time that it really needed a swipe on a stone was after the chopping of wood. This I consider as regular maintenance in the field. Everything remained very tight and no rattle or wiggle anywhere. The handle is comfortable to use for long periods and the balance helps eliminate any fatigue. The scabbard is sufficient and requires no maintenance. For a working blade, I think you could do worse than this one. Is it traditional? Absolutely not. But it isn't intended to be either. Is it comparable to a $500.00 dirk by Tinker Pierce? OK.. That is laughable. This is not meant to be a collectors item or museum piece. It is meant to be used and, probably, abused. I think it does well in both categories. For this price point, you really can't go too wrong.
United Cutlery M48 Highland Scottish Dirk Fixed 9.125" Two-Tone Blade, Black TPR Handle and Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Highland Scot
Colorado
Sep 22, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish, Usable
Cons: None
Stout and elegant dirk
I am Scottish. I have many handmade as well as production dirks and when I saw this M48 dirk, I was intrigued. I have several of the M48 line and have not been disappointed in their construction and durability. But, I am quite the traditionalist when it comes to Scottish weaponry. I have the M48 sgian and am quite pleased with its edge holding ability and over all balance. I hoped for the same in this dirk, and I was not disappointed at all. Yes. It is highly modern. Yes, I wouldn't wear it with my kilt. But, I would definitely take it into the field for rough use as opposed to my Tinker Pierce dirk, which cost me almost $500.00. The blade on this dirk is sharp. Shavingly so. The tip is very pointy, but also strong. No thing needle here, but very capable of penetrating a target. The balance is very good. The blade almost floats in my hand. The weight is heavy, but it works very well. This is not wall hanger, in my opinion. At this price point, I can say you should be quite happy with it. It is odd that I do not find it anywhere else for sale except Knife Center and United themselves. This seems to be a well kept secret. Glad I was in on it.

 

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