The Scottish Dirk that most knife enthusiasts are familiar with these days is, more or less, a piece of rubbish, a prop, a costume accessory for stage and screen. It's declined into a knife like object that people hang above their mantles or on the walls of dimly lit, wood-paneled dens. Cold Steel's version is a modern replica that harkens back to an earlier form, when the Dirk was a functioning tool and weapon. The 13" blade is forged to a hard spring temper from 1055 Carbon steel. It's blade is 1-1/2" wide and comes fully sharpened and battle-ready, prepared to hew down any foe. The attractive Rosewood handle is capped with a contrasting blued-steel guard, bolster and disc-shaped pommel, and an handsome leather scabbard completes the package. The scabbard features an extra wide belt loop with a blued-steel throat and chape. This is the perfect companion piece to complete your Highland ensemble, a real fighting dirk, instead of a useless piece of metal. Includes leather scabbard with blued steel fittings.