Victorian 1879 Pattern Royal Navy Midshipman's
A scarce 1879P blue and gilt etched dirk for a British Royal Navy
In good general order, this is an increasingly scarce Victorian
model British Royal Midshipman's dirk. The 45cm blade has some remnants
of blue and gilt etching, patina, a couple of nicks and a slightly
bent tip. The scabbard has a split near the lower fitting nearly
all the way around. The obverse locking pin mechanism is present
and works well. The hilt / grip is a little loose and there is a
small section of fishskin missing, otherwise in fairly good order.
The scabbard fittings are loose and have been crudely glued back
on in the past. This is a perfect renovation project to clean the
hilt and grip and replace the scabbard leather by a specialist company
such as Crisp & Co in England (this would make the dirk even
more valuable). Worth every penny of £? (too late, now sold)
. Further / full sized images upon request. My item reference number
is 468 (49).