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Victorian 1879 Pattern Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk For Sale

A scarce 1879P blue and gilt etched dirk for a British Royal Navy Midshipman.

Victorian 1879 Pattern Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk

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In good general order, this is an increasingly scarce Victorian model British Royal Midshipman's dirk. The 45cm blade has some remnants of blue and gilt etching, patina, a couple of nicks and a slightly bent tip. The scabbard has a split near the lower fitting nearly all the way around. The obverse locking pin mechanism is present and works well. The hilt / grip is a little loose and there is a small section of fishskin missing, otherwise in fairly good order. The scabbard fittings are loose and have been crudely glued back on in the past. This is a perfect renovation project to clean the hilt and grip and replace the scabbard leather by a specialist company such as Crisp & Co in England (this would make the dirk even more valuable). Worth every penny of £400. Further / full sized images upon request. My item reference number is 468 Box49-0.8m.

 

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