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 Two kinds of naval dirk.s which imitated the Western dirk were used for the imperial navy guided by Royal Navy on December 15, 1873.
 One is a second lieutenant trial assistant, an officer candidate student, and an object for sergeant majors.
 Other one is an object for junior noncommissioned officers. The former attached the product made from a brass, the latter attached iron decora-tions, and they had a wooden scabbard with black-leather binding, and a straight guard.
 As for a hilt, a gold streak is coiled around a rayskin, and the backend of a backstrap is flat.
 A metal parts is a simple thing without an ornament pattern, and there is no blade collar on a blade.
 As for a wooden scabbard, kind width, such as black lacquered, brown leather binding, and a polished and lacqurered rayskin binding, is produced. The dirk of a noncommissioned officer use has the possibility of iron scabbard. 
 On October 20, 1883, the navy newly enacted the dirk for officers. As for a guard, each tip is bent by the hook type and a blade collar is attached to a blade. The backstrap of a hilt is abolished and a dome shape pommel is attached.
 And a pattern with a splendid cherry-blossoms leaf is attached to a metal parts. There is no big change except the tip of the hand-guard having become Komagata and the dirk of a second lieutenant trial assistant, an officer candidate student, and a sergeant major use them having become the shape of a slight dome with backstrap backend.
 There was also a thing which had a shoe-shaped chape in them. The leather binding of the scabbard of black or brown
was a standard.
 The forms of the dirk of the officer use adopted at this time were the foundations of the subsequent naval dirk.
 In 1914, it became a style of all the naval officers and cadet common including an admiral, and basic format did not change to the end of the war. These dirks were forged in Toyokawa Naval Arsenal, Kamakura Tenshōzan Forging Workshop (navy purveyor), and a private corporation. Therefore, many were adopted for the new work present age sword, Western iron made from a machine, and the stainless steel blade which were united with the mounting.
 In a blade, the "Mikasa dirk" (Zuisen Sword Workshop) of steel-materials use of the gun of a battleship "Mikasa" is famous.
 As for the details of a mounting, and the quality of a blade, many kinds exist by an officer's liking and financial ability.
 By lack of goods, it became a hilt of celluloid plastic surgery, and a decoration made from celluloid, and quality.
 The officer dirk did not stop at the symbol of an officer individual's soul, but were social standing, authority, and the symbol of masculinity itself. deteriorated in the war last stage.
 The figure of the naval officer who wore the two-sort military uniform of the stand-up collar of white summer use, and carried the dirk charmed almost all women's heart.
 For the naval officer, the dirk was a symbol of pride and honor.

Etajima Naval Academy

Here is the face lost from Japan.

Etajima Naval Academy trained the naval officer. Geniuses gathered from the whole country
 and the gentleman with an international view was trained.

The name of each part of a dirk

They were appointed to the officer after the graduation ceremony.


The table of contents of a naval dirk  

    Mikasa dirk: Hideaki & Tenshōzan  Five sorts of dirks  Royal gift dirk: Toshihide  

    Royal gift dirk: Gassan Sadakatsu & Shigetsugu

    The share of a royal gift: Admiral Shimada and Lieutenant Admiral Ozawa knife

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