Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 84
 

84

A ROYAL NAVY DIRK, CIRCA 1915<br/>of standard...

A ROYAL NAVY DIRK, CIRCA 1915
of standard pattern, with 18¼in. etched blade, tanned snakeskin wire-bound grip, regulation hilt and scabbard with sprung retaining clip -- 25in. (63.5cm.) overall

The use of tanned snakeskin for the grip, in place of the usual fish skin, is unusual and may have been a Wartime expedience forced upon the cutlers.

Sold for £248
Estimated at £100 - £150

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Blade a little rubbed, but not rusted; generally good overall condition.

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A ROYAL NAVY DIRK, CIRCA 1915
of standard pattern, with 18¼in. etched blade, tanned snakeskin wire-bound grip, regulation hilt and scabbard with sprung retaining clip -- 25in. (63.5cm.) overall

The use of tanned snakeskin for the grip, in place of the usual fish skin, is unusual and may have been a Wartime expedience forced upon the cutlers.