WW2 British Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk,
A scarce World War Two British Midshipman's dirk, named officer,
John Kenneth Herbert Freeman, R.N. Complete with all weather bag,
knot, epaulettes / shoulder boards, belts, buttons.
For details on the officer, J K H Freeman, please see his sword
details here. We were very lucky to get both his WW2 dirk (here)
and sword. This was one very luck officer (again, see details on
associated sword page).
In very good condition. The 18 inch blade is excellent one side,
some light patina spots the other, firm in the hilt. The hilt is
in very good condition. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wore
bindings very good; some staining from the all weather cover one
side which would clean with careful attention. The dirk knot in
good order. The leather and gilt metal scabbard good; the locking
pin mechanism works well and locates properly into the hilt. The
all weather bag in good though a little aged condition. Belts, epauletts,
etc all good if a little aged; it is quite evocative to realize
the epaulettes, etc. and probably even the dirk saw active service
on several famous Royal Navy warships.
These dirks are scarce, much scarcer than officer's swords, so
they are at a price premium to swords. Please quote item reference
K03 (1154). Further / full sized images available upon request.