An interesting and later modified C1800 piece that is stereotypical of the curved naval fighting dirks carried by the British navy between the mid 18th to mid 19th century. These curved dirks are also somewhat associated with the East India Company Navy and later the Royal Indian Navy. Whilst this example doesn't have a makers mark these curved short blades were often made by Brunn, Manton and other makers associated with Calcutta and Bombay as well as utilizing native blades. The handle of this dirk has been replaced with a turned wood grip and would originally have been ivory or bone. This dagger can be yours for £150 or best offer.
top of page
bottom of page