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    Dirk and belt in question

    I'm posting a few pics of what I assume is a piper's dirk and a belt which I don't know for sure even goes with the dirk. There is no frog on the dirk. I'm hoping for confirmation and dating of the dirk. I'm assuming from the markings that it is 1st Batt. Royal Highland Regt., company 27? Made by Rob T Mole & Sons Birmingham. Not sure what the other markings stand for. Any input or opinion is appreciated.
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    Senior Member ronmarsden's Avatar
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    The belt is Cameron Highlanders pattern.
    The dirk is standard pipers dirk, regimentally marked to 1st Royal Highlanders either no 27 or 1927.
    I think the 4/03 refers to April 1903.
    Regards Ron.

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    Thank you very much Ron. Any idea what the 00 on the base of the blade would be? Possibly when it was made, as opposed to when it was assigned? Guessing here.

    You wouldn't happen to have a photo of a Royal Highlander piper belt/buckle from the appropriate time period?
    Cheers!
    Rob

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    Rob,
    I think the 00 on the blade could well be 1900?
    Here is a pic of 1st Bn piper circa 1910, the badge is similar to the Cameron style badge worn on the baldric St. Andrew within a wreath.
    This man wears a superior dirk with a cairngorm not government issue.

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    Terrific, thanks for the picture.

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