Macdonald Armouries has created various European knife forms from 14th century to WW2. We also create traditional Highland dirks, replicating or following 17th and 18th century originals, as carried and used by our Jacobite forebearers. Blades are crafted in EN45 steel and grips in either wood, antler, brass, bronze, or a combination of materials. Brass mounted leather scabbards also made either plain or decorated to order.
Other work includes:
|Medieval Ballock Dagger - Ivorine and nickel
A 15th Century style European ballock dagger with carved imitation ivory grip. Hilt and top cap in cast bronze and nickel plated. Sharp blade in EN45 spring steel. Scabbard in decorated leather and nickel plated mount.
|Medieval Ballock Dagger - Yew and bronze
A 15th Century style European ballock dagger with carved yew wood grip. Hilt and top cap in cast bronze. Sharp blade in EN45 spring steel.
A 15th Century style European rondel dagger with oak grip. Sharp, functional blade with engraving on one side "If yew would have me" and on the other side, "Then kiss my maisters arse and take me." This engraving is provenanced from an original dagger in a Scottish museum. Complete with wood lined leather scabbard.
Blade length 15"
Overall length 20 1/4"
The perfect complement to the Montoya Rapier, this luxury dagger reflects the same level of quality and craftmanship.
Overall length 18 1/2"
Blade length 12"
Quillion width 5 3/4"
Weight 1 1/4lbs (0.6kg)
|Renovation and Restoration
Two original Highland dirks belonging to the regiment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders after extensive restoration by Macdonald Armouries