George V / WW1 era British Royal Navy Midshipman's
A George V / WW1 era British Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk by Gieves,
with owner's / officer's initials, in very good condition.
In such good condition, even the sword knot is good on this one.
Owner's / officer's initials "N R B" engraved to top fitment
of scabbard, by reference to the Navy List, it should be possible
to determine the identity of that officer, and his career / fate.
The 17 15/16 inch blade is in very good overall condition with
very few patina spots and little wear. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt
and grip all very good. Sword knot good. The scabbard, yes, good!
The dirk sheathes and draws well. The locking pin mechanism works
well. Etched to "Gieves" who sold Wilkinson Sword edged
weapons, so this dirk was made by Wilkinson and it shows.
A truly well above average piece with plenty of research opportunity.
Well prices at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item
reference AC42 (0287). Further / full sized images available upon