~ Circa 1715 Jacobite Scottish Dirk ~
An exceptional example with a two thirds, single length fuller, one side being etched with a running deer. The grip is a probably, bog-wood piece engraved with intertwining coils, surmounted with a brass pommel.
~ The Jacobite rising of 1715 ~
The Jacobite rising of 1715 (Scottish Gaelic: Bliadhna Sheumais was the attempt by James Edward Stuart (the Old Pretender) to regain the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland for the exiled Stuarts.
At Braemar, Aberdeenshire, local landowner the Earl of Mar raised the Jacobite standard on 27 August. Aiming to capture Stirling Castle, he was checked by the much-outnumbered Hanoverians, commanded by the Duke of Argyll, at Sheriffmuir on 13 November. There was no clear result, but the Earl appeared to believe, mistakenly, that he had won the battle, and left the field. After the Jacobite surrender at Preston (14 November), the rebellion was over.
~ Condition ~
The blade is in excellent order, free from nibbles and retaining a good point. The grip is sound and complete.
~ Dimensions ~
The dirk is 45 cm (17.75 inches) in length with a 35.5 cm (14 inches) blade.
~ Postage ~
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