Dutch Naval Midshipman's dirk M 1888 by J.W. Houfer-Schiedam (JP Page 113-250C)

€ 450,00
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"Nederlandse Marine adelborst ponjaard M 1888" / Dutch Naval Midshipman's dirk M 1888. Service number 077. Beautiful double-edged blade with excellent etchings on both sides. (Two fouled anchors and dolphins on both sides) German maker's logo and name E.& F. HÖRSTER- SOLINGEN in an oval on the ricasso. Dutch retailer's name and residence; J.W. HOUFER, SCHIEDAM in a circle on the reverse of the ricasso. Detachable gilt hilt with gilt crossguard and pommel. One piece white celluloid grip and gilt mounts. Anchor on the crossguard. Excellent gilt brass scabbard engraved with an anchor and folicate pannels, with two loose hanging rings. A very small indentation on the reverse side. Total length dagger: 35 cm.

Service number 077
 on blade front crossguard. This is an unique Dutch naval service numberThis number gives acces to the name of the owner. 
Very good++ condition.