Steel, ivory, brass, gilding
Overall: 12 x 2 5/8 x 7/8 in. ( 30.5 x 6.7 x 2.2 cm )
gilding: on obverse of blade: "LAWRENCE and NAVY"
Knife with straight, double-edged steel blade which is diamond-shaped in cross-section and tapers evenly from hilt to point; gilded decoration on obverse and reverse of blade (obverse includes banner inscribed "LAWRENCE and NAVY"); gilded brass cross quillons with floral tips and small ball finials; tapered cylindrical ivory grip with flattened base and decorative scoring; gilded brass sheath with two carrying rings with clips and incised decoration.
Gift of Dr. James Lawrence Pool and Mr. Beekman Pool
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