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A Russo-Japanese War period Japanese police (Sergeant's) dirk, ca. 1904-1905. An original and uncommon example with brass-wired leather grip, brass guard and machine made blade. Displays lightly cleaned and resharpened blade. Some of the brass handle grip wire is missing. Scabbard with an original black-painted surface. (Missing paint at the bottom of the scabbard). Measures 17 ½ inches overall in scabbard.
This dirk was the personal property of Captain William H. Hamilton, Jr. (now deceased). Captain Hamilton was the co-author of the book "Night Fighter: An Insider’s Story of Special Ops From Korea to SEAL Team 6" with Charles W. Sasser. The book recaps the author’s personal accounts, the “Father of the US Navy SEALs” tells his story of founding the most effective and feared fighting force ever conceived. It was gifted to him from his father, Admiral William H. Hamilton Sr.
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