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Regimental pattern dirk, 1881 (c)

The dirk was the traditional sidearm of Highlanders, but also carried by the officers, pipers, and drummers of the Army's Scottish Highland regiments. This example belonged to a member of the 91st (Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment.

The blade is decorated with a crown, cypher, and cat's and boar's heads. It also includes the regimental motto 'Ne Obliviscaris' which means 'Do Not Forget'. The dirk also has a scabbard that includes a side-knife and fork. It was made by Marshall and Sons of George Street, Edinburgh.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1980-07-77-1


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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