This Dirk is patterned after an early model (circa 1700) and is similar in form to earlier ballock knives. The live blade is forged from 1566 carbon steel and is “backed” (single-edged and wedge-shaped in cross section). The ever popular Dirk from Paul Chen is strikingly authentic, its clean lines and carved hardwoord hilt making it a clansman re-enactor favorite. Includes genuine leather sheath.
Blade Length : 34cm
Overall Length : 51cm
Weight : 450 grams
1566 Steel Information
A high-carbon and manganese spring steel used by Hanwei in many of their differentially hardened Japanese swords and through-hardened medieval swords. This deep hardening steel provides a consistent microstructure ensuring a long life and excellent edge holding in demanding applications.
1566 Steel Composition: 0.6-0.7C 0.85-1.15Mn