Cold Steel 88SD Scottish Dirk
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. Itss declined into a "knife like object" that people hang above their mantles or on the walls of dimly lit, wood-paneled dens.
Cold Steel's 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.
Ground shipments only. No sales outside USA.
- Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
- Rc hardness: 60-64
- Blade Length: 13"
- Handle Length: 5 3/8"
- Length Overall: 18 3/8"
- Weight: 18.9 oz.
- Country of Origin: China
More about 1055 Carbon steel:
1055 steel is right on the border between a medium and a high carbon steel, with a carbon content between 0.50%-0.60% and with manganese between 0.60%-0.90% as the only other component. The carbon content and lean alloy make this a shallow hardening steel with a quenched hardness between Rc 60-64 depending on exact carbon content. These combination of factors make this one of the toughest steels available because, when quenched, it produces a near saturated lathe martensite with no excess carbides, avoiding the brittleness of higher carbon materials. This steel is particularly blades of almost legendary toughness.</p