As the predecessor to the Scottish dirk it was popular in Scandinavia, Flanders, Wales, Scotland and England between the 13th and 18th centuries, Within Briton the ballock it was commonly carried by many, including the Border Reivers, as a backup for the lance and the sword. It is mounted with steel fittings and could be used as a large camp knife and was very serviceable in hand-to-hand combat. The by-knife and pricker would be used as tools and utensils. The set is carried in a wood and leather scabbard with metal tip and belt loop. The grip is of maple and the knife blades are single-edged hardened steel.
This is a reproduction by Arms and Armour of Minneapolis in as new condition
Overall length – 37cm
Blade – 25cm
Carriage cost TBA