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MILITARY NAVAL DIRK ~ DAGGER RARE CORONET POMMEL CA 1784

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ANTIQUE NAVY DIRK GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC

 

 
 
Presented is a sharply curved dagger called a "dirk" with original black scabbard. The blade has a single edge and is polished. The grip has a pommel of brass with much of its gilding in the shape of a CORONET* surrounded by strawberry leaves on top. For its possible significance use the link below. The handle is covered in black fish skin or it may be black painted wood with two stand twisted brass wire in the grooves. The qullion has a hole which allows for a lanyard or sword knot, and flows into a hefty knuckle guard. Both the dagger or the scabbard are without markings.
 
The scabbard has a 2 3/8" brass upper band with a cast loop in the back and a 4 1/4" lower band with prominent drag. The leather covering has some age fissures, but is in otherwise excellent condition with all its stitching intact.
 
For the significance of the CORONET, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronet

Dirks have a long history in Scotland and elsewhere and have also been considered a short sword. In the U.S, the dirk is considered a short weapon with either a straight blade or one exaggeratedly curved which was worn by mainly naval officers when in undress uniform or on boat duty. It was still part of a midshipman's uniform in 1867.

 
DIMENSIONS:
Dirk: 19 1/4" long overall. 14 1/4" blade length. Hilt 5" Max width of blade 7/8" Thickness of blade 3/8" Weight 12 ounces
Scabbard: 16 3/4" overall         Combined weight 1 1/4 lbs
 
 
                       Nicely formed grip with twisted wire

PROVENANCE: Reportedly from the Estate of a WW II Canadian senior flying officer who fought in the Battle of Britain, and other campaigns. This dirk has been in storage for the past 20 years.

                      Much of the gilding is present
CONDITION:  Unmarked and undated, the brass work is in exceptionally good condition with much of the original gilding present. There is some evidence of verdigris.  The blade shows some very light small spots of rust. The blade is in excellent condition with very little pitting and discoloration. It does not have a edge and is smooth to the touch. The brass knuckle guard is tight in the hilt. The fish skin covered or painted wood grip's twisted two strand wire is in excellent condition. The condition of the scabbard is described above.
Without exception for its age and years of use this is a first rate  dirk with unknown origin.

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This represents an outstanding example of an antique dirk with scabbard. Buy this magnificent collector's relic Now!

 
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