Original Antique Mid-19th Century Silver Handled Dagger With Leather Sheath. Very nice ornate coin silver handled dirk type dagger. The blade is very fine and very sharp steel about 5″. The silver handle is about 4″ and has a period repair in the silver (see pics). The ornate tooled leather sheath is in good condition, a bit stiff but nice. This knife is Civil War period but was also produced after the Civil War so it is impossible to date exactly. There is a text mark on the handle but it is unreadable. A favorite of both Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Many Civil War soldiers carried private purchase “back up” weapons as illustrated in the photos above. 100% guaranteed to be authentic, and unaltered. A dandy authentic side knife. Complete museum documentation (COA) provided. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.