A Victorian Silver-Mounted Hunting Dirk
Lot 152
A Victorian Silver-Mounted Hunting Dirk
£300 - 450
US$ 500 - 760
Lot Details
A Victorian Silver-Mounted Hunting Dirk
Retailed By Southcombe, 130 & 131 Jermyn St., London Silver Hallmarks For 1866, Indistinct Maker's Mark
With bright single-edged blade clipped-back at the point, with maker's name and address on one side, and cut with lines along the back interrupted by dots, natural staghorn grip with turned basal mount, and shaped silver pommel-cap engraved 'From R.B. To C.B. Bruce.' against a ground of foliage, in original wooden scabbard covered in deerskin (some wear) with silver locket and chape, the former with suspension ring and engraved with owner's conjoined 'WD' monogram
21.7 cm. blade


  • Literature:
    Ron Flook, The London Knife Book ..., 2008, p. 156, pl. 154

    C.B. Bruce is believed to be Lord Charles Brudenell Bruce (1834-1897) who was the son of the 1st Marquess of Ailsbury. He was the Liberal member of Parliament for North Wiltshire and Marlborough from 1875 to 1885, and was Vice Chamberlain of the Royal Household in 1880
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