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1883 Model Naval Officer Dirk

Article about: Hi All, I am pleased to show you my Japanese Navy Officer Dirk/Dagger, this one came from a vet's son in Arkansas, I believe it was never taken apart and has a nice even patina. The grip is

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    Hi All,
    I am pleased to show you my Japanese Navy Officer Dirk/Dagger, this one came from a vet's son in Arkansas, I believe it was never taken apart and has a nice even patina. The grip is genuine ray skin and the scabbard is the shark skin pattern, I took some nice close ups for you guys, the detail is really superb in hand, but the real beauty lies within, the blade is like a mirror! markings under the crossguard show a N inside of a diamond shape and an anchor inside a cherry blossom shape, not sure what the N stands for, maybe Nagano? where it was made possibly, I am assuming this is a early wartime made piece, any help or comments is always appreciated!!
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    that's a beautiful dirk.

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    Nice find.

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    Very nice!
    Been looking for one of these for a while now.
    Congrats!
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Very nice example and one I'm sure Thomas (Gunto) will be able to tell you all about as they fall within his area of expertise.

    Regards,
    Stu

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    Man that is a beauty!!!!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thats is in great condition ,but missing a wire on the handle ( they often do). The sakura stamp with anchor is Toyokawa navy arsenal stamp and the N in diamond is unknown maker.
    My guess of age is from 1926-1935.

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    Thanks guys, yes gunto it is only missing a small part of lower grip wire from the cherry blossom down, barely noticable it is a very elegant piece in hand. I would love to find a period photo of one in wear.

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    Here a cadet with dirk. Its difficult to find photos showing the hole dirk.

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    Number 5 from left is a dirk from same maker ,but it dosnt have the Toyokawa naval stamp.
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    How many dirks does one collector really need? Just one more!

    Great group you have there Thomas! Thanks for showing it.

    Regards,
    Stu

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