Boy's dagger and sheath

1920-1929 (made)

[Dagger] Length: 10.8 cm [Sheath for dagger] Length: 15.25 cm [Kilt-pin on sheath for dagger] Length: 7.65 cm

B.11:1-3-1993 MoC

Boy's dagger and sheath with pin; India (pin probably UK), 1920-1929

[Dagger] Boy's dagger of Indian steel with a handle of yellow wood (probably satinwood) and a steel ferrule. The blade is faceted, with a straight upper edge, and is engraved with an inscription and arabesque curves. The slightly bulbous handle is set in a cap-shaped steel socket punched with geometric patterns of dots. [Sheath for dagger] Dagger sheath of stamped tan-coloured leather, with steel mounts punched with geometric patterns of dots, and a steel chain and clip [Kilt-pin on sheath for dagger] Steel kilt-pin which is attached to the sheath

Used by the donor's brother, George 'Jinks' Grant-Govan (b.04/11/1914) as a skian dubh or dirk when wearing highland dress. The family lived in India during the 1920s, when 'Jinks' probably acquired the dagger.

Location: In Storage

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