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Straight bladed dirk
Straight-bladed dirk, which belonged to Midshipman John Shortland (active 1794). The hilt of the dirk consists of a gilt crossbar with inversed ends. There is an additional bar on the obverse of the crossbar, which stands out for nearly 25mm, and has five small balls in its centre. A small gilt foul anchor fills the space between the crossbar and the centre ball.
- Image reference: E1368
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London