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EARLY BRITISH PILLOW POMMEL IRON NAVAL DIRK
Presented is a straightforward early British dirk with pillow pommel, and reverse quillions, but the hilt hardware
is Iron rather than the normal brass. We dates this example prior to 1770 when this form of pommel was first introduced
in brass. The blade has a double edge and single fuller on both sides, and a nicely formed reeded ivory grip.
CONDITION: The pommel is slightly loose, but everything else is tight. On
each ricasso there is illegible engraving. Blade is grey with small darker patches and tiny pin pricking. No scabbard.
A silver metal inventory disk with "A 48" is wired to the tang nut.
overall 20" Width of blade - max 1" Thickness 1/8"
4 3/4" x 5/8" W x 1/2" T Weight 9 oz
An example of this dirk is shown on page 242, identified as "32.K" in George C.
Neumann's book, "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".
says, "During the American Revolution most British midshipmen appear to have carried hangers. Yet during the late 1770's,
thin bladed daggers began to be worn by some midshipmen and officers. This example, typifies the inexpensive early style.
i.e. a long straight double edged blade with center fuller; opposite curving ; a rectangular cross section wooden grip; plus
a flat pommel and rounded capstan. Length overall 19 1/2", Blade 15 1/4" x 7/8".
Neumann's example of a similar dirk identified as 32.K, page 242
reeded ivory grip with iron pillow pommel. Illegible engraving on ricasso
PROVENANCE: Comes from the estate of a historic arms collector,
but nothing else was given as to its history.
Well formed reeded ivory grip with iron pillow pommel
With the exception
for its rusty blade, this is a first rate dirk with
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