The Dirk is a dagger, sometimes a cut-down sword blade with a dagger handle, used by the medieval Scots and Irish, designed to stab, slash and slay. It was a Special Weapon of William Wallace.
The Dirk varied in size from less than 6 inches to 20-25 inches in length. The blade was typically straight with two cutting edges.
- Special Weapon
- 50 inches
- 1 lb
- Steel blade, Wood handle
The Dirk was commonly a backup weapon for a sword. Like most daggers, it is primarily used for stabbing rather than cutting. In the Celtic cultures of Scotland and Ireland, men would often swear an oath on their dirks, rather than on their lives.
A shorter yet similar dagger was called the Bollock Dagger. As the name suggests; the shaft of the dagger would resemble testicles; making the dagger have a phallic appearance.