London, South Kensington
17 November 2004
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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May & Annis Swords for Sea Service, H.M.S.O., London, 1970, vol 2, p. 328.
William Watts is recorded as working in 1791.
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