WW1 era / George V British RN Midshipman's
In good overall condition, almost certainly 1916-1918, a post
Victorian, pre-Edward VIII British Royal Naval Midshipman's dirk.
With no maker's or retailer's name to the ricasso, this is almost
certainly a 1916 to 1918 made RN dirk; during this period of production
over detail, many swords had no such markings to them.
In any even, it is a 100% authentic period dirk. The 16 1/2 blade
etching is still very clear though the blade has several patina
spots / patches. The hilt is good; we are not sure if one quillon
is actually bent inwards a little; it is very hard to say. The fishskin
grip is a little grubby but sound / good, as are the twisted grip
wire bindings. The leather of the scabbard has lost most of its
surface, though the scabbard is still firm / sound. And it locks
well onto the hilt.
A very good example for only £xxx. Please quote item reference
L10 (1195). Further / full sized images available upon request.