WW2 Royal Navy Officer's Dirk of A/S.Lt /
S.Lt R. L. Alexander, Sold
In good overall condition, the WW2 Royal Navy Officer's Dirk of
A/S.Lt / S.Lt Robert Love Alexander.
Robert Love Alexander was a consummate British RN submarine officer
during WW2. (WW2
history here) including his participation against Tirpitz and
several German U-Boats, as well as both German & Japanese merchant
shipping. A/S.Lt. 1st Sep 1933, S.Lt. 1st May 1934, Lt. 1 May 1936,
Lt.Cdr. 1st May 1943, Cdr. 31st Dec 1946, Capt. 31st Dec 1952, Rear-Admiral
7th Jul 1962 , Ret. 3rd Jun 1965. Here
is his sword.
The 17 3/4 inch blade is good except some patina rust patches and
firm in the hilt. The hilt good, some tarnish. The fishskin grip
is good but for a small patch; grip wire bindings very good. The
leather and brass fittings scabbard is aged but good, although it
has dry shrunk a little to the extent it does not full sheath. The
dirk sheathes and draws well. The locking pin works well but does
not locate into the scabbard lock due to the shrinkage.
A good dirk and for a famous Royal Navy officer. Well worth £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote reference AE27 (0780). Further
/ full sized images available upon request).