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Officer's Dirk

Officer's Dirk
Caption: An officer's dirk on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. Dirks were originally weapons, but as this example shows, they evolved into a ceremonial shipboard badge of rank, meeting the uniform requirement for an officer to always carry a sword. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood/Released) 150601-N-TH437-005 WASHINGTON June 1, 2015
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