Victorian 1879 Pattern British Royal Naval
Midshipman's Dirk, Sold
In good to very good condition, a Victorian 1879 Pattern British
Royal Navy midshipman's (junior officer's) dirk.
A lovely looking dirk, possibly refurbished as the gilt to the
hilt is good, and the fishskin is (quality) faux. The 17 1/4 inch
blade has now feint etching but is firm in the hilt. The hilt and
grip are all good, a slight movement of one lesser strand of twisted
grip wire; nothing much. The leather and gilt metal scabbard / sheath
is good though the leather is a little weak and aged. The dirk sheathes
and draws well, the locking pin mechanism works. A well above average
example and yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference O54 (1367). Further / full sized images upon request.