victoriansword: British Pattern 1879 Midshipma…

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British Pattern 1879 Midshipman’s Dirk

45.5cm blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, etched with scrolling foliage, crowned VR cypher and fouled anchor, regulation gilt brass hilt with lion’s head pommel, recurved quillons, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its leather scabbard with engraved brass mounts, two opposing suspension rings, complete with knot of gold and blue bullion cord and acorn.