An officer’s charming silver mounted dirk
An officer’s charming silver mounted dirk of Lieutenent Charles Sankey of the 63rd West Suffolk Regiment, late 18th century. Thick elliptical section tapered blade. Oval silver guard chiselled with oak leaf and acorn borders and two serpents all in relief, and engraved with owner’s initials “CS” , and regimental number of foot “63”. The inside of the guard is lined with green leather. Turned ivory grip with silver mounts. In its green leather sheath with silver mounts, top mount (locket) engraved “CS”, “63”.
Blade length 7” (18cms). Overall length 10¾” (27.5cms)
Charles Sankey, Lt 14th June 1794, still in the 63rd West Suffolk Regiment in the Army List of 1800.