In good condition, the British Royal Naval dirk of Anthony Edward
Montagu Raynsford, RN, who wen ton to be an anti-submarine officer
Faulknor (H62) the destroyer flotilla leader of the British
Home Fleet which sank the first German U-boat of WW2, U-39.
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
sword here (both items bought by us from the family of Anthony
Edward Montagu Raynsford, who went on to become a Commander and
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.