Hilt of curved bladed dirk by Read

Hilt of curved bladed dirk


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  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
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    • by cm excluding border ( by in)

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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

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Hilt of curved bladed dirk

Curved bladed dirk, the hilt of the dirk is gilt and consists of inversed quillons, which are embossed with acanthus leaves. The dirk has a lion's-head pommel and a knurled ivory grip. The steel blade is curved. The brown leather scabbard is decorated with tooling and has two gilt lockets, with rings to both lockets and a frog stud to the upper one and a gilt chape. The reverse of the upper locket is engraved with the words 'Read Sword Cutler Portsmo'. It is thought that the dirk is early in date, as evidenced by the not-too-sophisticated form of the curved blade.

  • Image reference: E1255

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