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WW2 Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk of D K L Learmount, D.S.C., Sold

In good condition, the WW2 Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk of D K L Learmount, D.S.C.

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Sold Item Notice

Marked "D K L Learmount" to the top scabbard mount / locket, this is the midshipman's dirk of Dennis Kenelm Leonard Learmount who retired a Captain with a D.S.C. and after having spent time with the Royal Navy after the war at H.M.A.S. "Albatross" in Australia.

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The 17 7/8 inch blade is in good condition but with some patina patches, firm in the hilt. The hilt is good but for one quillon which is bent down a bit. Fishskin grip and grip wires both good. Scabbard a little aged but still good; the locking pin mechanism works well and the dirk sheathes and draws as it should.

It is nice to get one of these with provenance. Worth every penny of £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference T17 (0725). Further / full sized images upon request.

The following taken from Slipstream, Journal of H.M.A.S. "Albatross", July 1957 (HMAS Albatross is the largest operational Naval establishment in Australia with a total area of 928 hectares and is home to the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm).

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