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RN Midshipman's Dirk of Anthony Edward Montagu Raynsford, Sold

In good condition, the British Royal Naval dirk of Anthony Edward Montagu Raynsford, RN, who wen ton to be an anti-submarine officer on HMS Faulknor (H62) the destroyer flotilla leader of the British Home Fleet which sank the first German U-boat of WW2, U-39.

RN Midshipman's Dirk of Anthony Edward Montagu Raynsford

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Engraved "A E M R" to top fitting of the scabbard, this is the dirk of the man who went on to order the depth charges fired that sank U-39 (although they rescued all of the U-Boats crew alive). He / his family would have bought this dirk in 1932 after he was commissioned onto the Royal Navy as a Midshipman; we we have his later RN sword here (both items bought by us from the family of Anthony Edward Montagu Raynsford, who went on to become a Commander and then Captain).

The 18 inch blade is in good though is a little worn, but the etching still clear; no maker's mark. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt in good condition. The fishskin grip also good, if a little aged / worn. The dirk sheathes and draws well; the spring locking mechanism works well.

An above average dirk once the property of an above average officer. Yours for £xxx (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item reference AA26 (P0013). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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