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Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any information on this bayonet type knife, any information would be appreciated.

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Looks to be of a type commonly referred to as a Midshipmans Dirk for Naval Service and can be quite valuable depending on age and attribution, are there any marks on the blade or indication of where it was made?

Simon.

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There aren't any marks on the blade unfortunately, thanks for the info

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As Coldstream says, a Middie's dirk, which were used by many if not most European navies, so country or origin and period - anywhere from 1750 -1914, I think, will be the key to discovering its value.  The British, Japanese, Americans, Russians and Germans all used an 'ivory' hilted dirks or swords in some periods and, as Naval officer's appointments were private purchase.  Moreover, the 1796 RN sword had a '5 ball' hilt - see below - which looks very like this one, so it may well be RN.  

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