Copper alloy 'ceremonial' dirk. Exceptionally wide hilt plate with a broad midrib running down the blade. The surfaces of the blade are pocked and the patina is mid to light green. Ricassos have been made on either side of the hilt but appear to have been added in modern times. A darker band runs through the blade. The hilt and lower blade (i.e. the portion of the dirk above the darker band) appears to have been cast-on in modern times. This assessment is based on differences in colour, patina, profile and metal composition and is reported in Needham (1990).
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