Product images of Dirk, after 1856
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Dirk, after 1856
Dirk, which belonged to Commander Henry John Martin (1841-1876). The hilt of the dirk consists of a gilt lion's-head pommel, the mane extends the length of the back-piece. The white fish-skin grip is bound with three gilt wires. The inversed quillons have acorn ends. The straight flat steel blade has a double-edged spear point. The obverse of the blade is engraved with a crown and foul anchor motif, with decoration above and below. The reverse of the blade is engraved with the words 'THOS.WALTON, OUTFITTER, GOSPORT' and a crown over the Royal cypher 'VR', with decoration above and below. The black leather scabbard has a gilt locket and chape. There is an ornamental frog button on the locket, and the locket and chape are ornamented with threads and scrolls.
- Image reference: E1192
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London