A cased silver-mounted Scottish dirk

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Lot 2063
A cased silver-mounted Scottish dirk
presented to director Vincent Sherman in 1949

US$ 2,500 - 3,500
£ 2,000 - 2,800
A cased silver-mounted Scottish dirk
presented to director Vincent Sherman in 1949
Unmarked 11 inch blade of typical form; bogwood grip carved with interlace and set with brass pins, the silver mounts embossed with thistle plants; pommel set with orange cairn gorm. Black leather scabbard with unmarked silver mounts decorated en suite to the hilt and retaining the original knife and fork. Affixed to the scabbard is a heart-shaped medallion inscribed on one side To/Vincent Sherman/from the unit/"Hasty Heart"/Elstree, 194, the reverse inscribed "Here's Tae Ye/Wha's Like Ye/Damned Few/And they're A'died. Together with original velour-lined brown leather-covered case.
Condition: Excellent. Blade in original polish and showing some light scratches. Hilt and scabbard fine to excellent.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Vincent Sherman, 1906-2006, directed many Hollywood films during his career, beginning with "The Return of Doctor X", starring Humphrey Bogart, in 1939 and including films featuring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, "The Adventures of Don Juan", starring his good friend Errol Flynn and "The Hasty Heart", starring Ronald Reagan, during the filming of which he was presented this dirk. He details the presentation in his autobiography Studio Affairs.
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