Cold Steel Naval Dirk - 88ND
Cold Steel Naval Dirk
During the golden age of sail, the Naval Dirk was a common sight on port town streets or on the windswept quarterdecks of a British Man of War. Worn daily by young mid shipmen and officers alike, it was often beautifully made and richly decorated. It was never simply a fashion accessory though; it was a very dangerous and lethal weapon. At sea, it made for a very effective slashing or stabbing tool that could be used independently or in combination with a cutlass, sword or saber.
Our interpretation of this classic shipboard weapon features a 16 1/2", double edged, 1055 Carbon steel blade with a wide fuller and a thick spine for strength. To protect one's fingers and to serve as an aid in parrying, it comes with a generous solid brass cross guard. The traditionally styled polished black horn grip is attractively ornamented with a brass pommel and matching spacers. Handsomely crafted and ready for battle, the Cold Steel Naval Dirk comes complete with a wood lined leather scabbard. The scabbard includes a decorative brass throat and chape as well as a carrying ring.