Tall dirk kilt pin in sterling silver, bloodstone and agate
This tall dirk kilt pin is beautifully crafted in sterling silver with agate, bloodstone and citrine glass. The pin is hallmarked “Scotland Silver” without a maker’s mark, which was not uncommon for locally made sterling pieces of the Victorian era. It is in perfect condition and measures just over 3 inches tall.
There is often confusion on the difference between a claymore, a dirk and a sgian dubh. The claymore is a larger blade, usually carried in the hand as an offensive weapon. A dirk (sometimes simply referred to as a long-bladed dagger) is worn on the belt, ready for action. The traditional Scottish sgian dubh is a smaller blade most often kept in the wearer’s kilt hose (tall socks). It was used as a utility knife or a weapon of last resort.