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Georgian Naval Dirk with inscription

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Hi gents, 
I came across this British naval dirk that has strange inscription on the scabbard throat: “Lacy –67– Royal Exchange”.
Does anyone know what Royal Exchange has to do with naval dirks? Was it a distributor of edge weapons at that time? Or it's owner's name who worked at the Royal Exchange?
Thanks
Alex
 

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The Royal Exchange is a building in the City of London with a long history of commerce so it is no surprise to find a retailer (or even a maker) of edged- and other weapons located there. Even today, it has retail shops either inside or round its exterior.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Exchange,_London

Googling >lacy "67 royal exchange" london< will give you lots of results referencing 'Bennett Sword Cutler to the Prince of Wales 67 Royal Exchange'. However, this link is for a pistol signed “Lacy, #67 Royal Exchange, London” so either Lacy was the predecessor to Bennett or they shared a premises, I would think.

http://www.icollector.com/Over-and-under-tap-action-flintlock-two-shot-pistol-signed-Lacy-67-Royal-Exchange-London-The-p_i17738889

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