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Hilt of dirk, straight blade
Dirk, which belonged to Lieutenant Francis Noble (1783-1843). The hilt of the dirk consists of a turned ivory grip; the lion's-head pommel is now missing. The steel blade is straight and the dirk comes complete with a brass scabbard with two rings, the lower ring and chape are now missing. The obverse of the scabbard is engraved with a design of lines and leaves. Whilst the reverse of the scabbard is engraved with a crest, consisting of a demi-greyhound transfixed by an arrow. The reverse of the scabbard is also engraved with the Latin motto 'Mortem quam dedeous', below which are the initials 'F N'. Lieutenant Francis Noble (1783-1843) obtained his Commission on 28th June 1808.
- Image reference: E1201
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London