C.1800 Scottish Highland Narwhal Skean Dhu Dagger

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C.1800 Scottish Highland Narwhal Skean Dhu Dagger

This is a very unusual C.1800 Scottish Highland Narwhal Skean Dhu of distinctive form.  It comprises a long grip made from narwhal tusk and has a leaf-shaped blade with typical Scottish Highland skean dhu notches.  This knife appears to have had a particular role due to the unusual shape of the blade - could be naval in origin - but it has mystified me.

Condition of the Skean Dhu

In excellent shape throughout.

Specifications of the Skean Dhu

Blade length is 3 inches (7.5 inches overall).

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