1891 Pattern Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk

1891 Pattern Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk

Code: 11246

£495.00 Approx $680.88, €579.63
 

A good example of a George V period 1891 pattern Midshipman's Dirk.

The hilt with attractive lionshead pommel, shagreed grip bound with brass wire, all complete, and with no movement. The crossguard with acorn finials, and crowned fouled anchor. 

The eighteen inch blade bears the retailers marking for "Gieves" at the ricasso. Engraved for three quarters of its length on both sides. Some old staining and surface rust, with wear at the ricasso, with the rest of the decoration clear. An untouched piece which would respond well to a light clean and polish.

Leather scabbard retaining the sprung safety catch on the top mount, which is also complete with twin hanging rings. It has been engraved with the initials of the original owner, "D.E.G." opening up an avenue for research. The leather body is solid, and the stitiching intact, but would benefit from a clean and polish. The mounts of gilded bronze, the bottom mount correct, but possibly a period replacement. 

A good untouched example, with research possibilities, which are now proving hard to find.

Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.