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Chinese Maritime Customs dirk
The hilt consists of a white fish-skin grip bound with three gilt wires, (look more like copper). There is a dragon's-head pommel with prominent tang button, the scales of the dragon extending the length of the back-piece. The slightly inversed quillons have acorn finials. In the centre of the cross-piece, on the obverse is a badge - a foul anchor with a dragon across its centre - the badge of Chinese Maritime Customs. Blade is straight, with flat-back for two-thirds of its length, the last one-third of the blade having a double-edge and spear point.
- Image reference: E5419
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London