Like the Highlanders who made it famous, the Scottish dirk had humble and violent beginnings

Huddleston, Joe D.
December 2006
Military History;Dec2006, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p23
The article focuses on the use of the Scottish dirk during the Battle of Killiecrankie in July 1689 in Scotland. General Hugh Mackay was the one who headed the 4,400 Lowland Scots and English soldiers for the battle which lasted for only 30 minutes. The soldiers used dirk, which is a piece of weapon and male jewelry worn as part of formal evening dress.


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