Georgian British Naval Officer's Lions Head
Dirk & Scabbard, sold
In good condition (leather of scabbard with break), a lions head
British Royal Naval officer's dirk with bone grip.
A good fighting as well as dress dirk. The 17 5/8 inch blade is
aged and with patina but strong and sound, also firm in hilt. The
bone grip has age cracks and a small chip under the pommel, plus
has shrunk a little with age so as to leave a small gap between
it and the backpiece of the hilt. The brass fitting and leather
scabbard is good except for the break which runs almost the complete
circumference of the scabbard (in the middle in case the buyer wants
to repair / tape it themselves; certainly a fairly easy replacement
for any skilled leather worker). The dirk sheathes and draws well.
A lovely dirk for only £xxx (too late, now sold, though we
will divulge the original sales price for a small fee). Please quote
item reference N11 (1300). Further / full sized images upon request.