World War One / George V British Midshipman's
Naval Dirk, sold
A George V / WW1 dirk for a British Royal Navy Midshipman, in
good overall condition and with scarce knot and all weather bag.
A rare item in that this WW1 era British naval dirk comes complete
with its original knot and all weather bag, plus has its original
owner's initials to the top locket of the scabbard; un-researched,
it may well be possible to identify the officer.
The 18 inch blade is in sound condition and would clean up quite
well with some time and a good metal polish; there are some minor
areas of pitting, but mostly just metal aging. Blade firm in the
hilt, the fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are very
good. The scabbard also very good for its age. The original know
it worn but sound. The all weather cover is very good for its age.
The dirk sheathes and draws well, the locking mechanism is good.
So rare to get the complete set, so worth every penny. Further /
full sized images upon request. Please quote item reference number
is D40 (716).