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AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY MIDSHIPMANS DIRK
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AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY MIDSHIPMANS DIRK

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AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY MIDSHIPMANS DIRK
with 16in. blued and gilt steel fullered blade, brass gilt quillons, tapering square ivory handle terminating in gilt brass pommel with button, skin scabbard with gilt brass furniture, faintly signed Watts Portsmouth -- 22in. (56cm.) total length
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Literature
May & Annis Swords for Sea Service, H.M.S.O., London, 1970, vol 2, p. 328.
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Lot Essay

William Watts is recorded as working in 1791.
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