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Straight-bladed dirk which belonged to Commander Thomas Wells (died 1825). The hilt consists of an ivory grip tapering from the square pommel and prominent tang button to the brass ferrule and cross-guard. The arms of the cross-guards are of a flattened diamond section, and beneath them there is a small 'shell'. The blade, from what can be seen of it, it is stuck in the scabbard, is double-edged with a central fuller and there is evidence of gilding. The leather scabbard has brass mounts and two suspension rings. The lockets and chape have fluted edges and a simple line decoration.
- Image reference: E1628
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London