In good condition, a WW1 era British RN Midshipman’s Dirk
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Etched to King George V but with no maker’s / retailer’s details to the blade, which normally means 1917 to 1918 manufacture when World War One was at its pinnacle (as detail became less important to numbers). The officer’s initials engraved to the scabbard fittings “K C G”, so it may well be possible to identify the officer with some lengthy diligent research.
The 18 inch blade is very well etched but has some patina spots / patches and a tiny likely forging flaw on one side of the forte / ricasso; firm in the hilt. The hilt overall good. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire binding also good. The sword knot with age and a little grubby but still good. The leather of the scabbard with some age / cracks / scuffs but generally the whole scabbard is good. The dirk sheathes and draws well; the locking mechanism works well.
Well above average example at below average price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Z35. Further / full sized images available upon request. Tube 1559-66×11 (1.106).