ROYAL NAVAL OFFICERS GEORGIAN OR VICTORIAN DIRK.
Possibly one of the longest dirks we have ever encountered, 50cm curved blade, some evidence of only light surface corrosion cleaned away but a good amount of detail of the original gold decoration remaining to the blade. Stands of Arms floriated pattern to both sides of the blade. Ivory hilt with one crack, S shaped cross guard with some original fire gilt left. Lion’s head gilded back strap and top pommel. Complete with its original period chain. The scabbard is in superb condition, leather supple, stitching all together, which has not dried out, complete with all its three scabbard mounts, which retain light traces of the original gilding. Maker marked to the back of the upper scabbard mount ‘Bond, 45 Cornhill’.
Code: 67627 Price: 1700.00 GBP