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Naval dirk or dagger belonging to Peter Heywood of the 'Bounty'

Date made: C1790

Maker: unknown

Description: Napoleonic era Royal Naval officer's Dirk or dagger. Polished wooden handle with brass hand guard and pummell, also a steel blade with shallow groove. No markings. Nb the appearance of the scabbard suggests that this may once have been a longer sword which has been shortened.

Belonged to Peter Heywood of the Mutiny on the Bounty.

Measurements: overall: 43.3 x 12.5 x 2.1 cm

Materials: Steel, Brass, Wood, Leather, Silver

Object name: Dirk

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1997-0131/1


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