Scottish Officer’s Regimental Dirk Of The 74th Highlanders


With bright fullered blade notched along the back and with false double edge at the point, etched along one side with regimental badge, battle honours and thistles, and on the other with the battle honour Assaye regimental badge and crowned VR cypher within symmetrical foliage, maker marked A Thompson 62 St James Street London, ebonised baluster grip carved with basket weave set with brass studs, gilt-brass mounts comprising basal mount cast and chased on each side with the regimental badge between thistles against a finely punched ground, and pommel embossed and chased with thistles and lilies en suite and set with a piece of faceted glass against yellow foil, in original wood-lined black patent leather scabbard with gilt-brass mounts embossed and chased with thistles framing respectively the figure of St. Andrew, battle honour to Assaye and 74 the by-knife and fork en suite with the dirk, and retaining nearly all its original gilding

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