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Straight bladed dirk
Straight bladed dirk, the hilt of the dirk consists of an embossed gilt crosspiece and a lion's head pommel. The dirk has a tapered ivory grip, decorated with turned rings. The straight steel blade has a diamond section. The obverse of the blade is engraved with the words 'E ;E EMANUEL 101 High St Portsmouth ; 3 Hard Portsea', along with a crown over a foul anchor motif, and arched decoration. The dirk was probably sold in 1856 when dirks were reintroduced and before the new pattern had become known. This type of straight-bladed dirk is shown in illustrations as having been worn by volunteers (later Naval Cadets) between 1830-1846.
E. & E. Emanuel
- Image reference: E1136
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London