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Carved Sycamore Breadboard BB48
Carved Sycamore Breadboard BB48
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore breadboard carved to the border in German "Dieb uns heute unsor Taglich Brod" with edelweiss flowers and leaves. Some old worm holes, well treated and some of the edges of the board are missing, otherwise a good and most unusual breadboard. Complete and in good order. 12.25" x 1". 
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Price: 135.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB45
Original, quality late 19th century circular sycamore breadboard with a small amount of carving now well worn and three old worm holes now well treated. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order. 11.5" diam x 0.75". 
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Price: 38.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB45



Circular Breadboard BB44
Circular Breadboard BB44
Original, quality pre-war circular breadboard with a shaped outer border, possibly in teak or a similar light coloured wood. Complete and in good order. 11.75" diam x 1.25". 
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Price: 45.00


Oval Breadboard with Plated Tray BB41
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped sycamore breadboard with the original fitted nickel plated tray / stand with a super decorated border in relief. The reverse of the stand is impressed "JB & Co Ltd EPNS Sheffield, 388. J". Complete and in good and working order. Stand 12" x 9.25" and 0.75". Board 10" x 7" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00


Oval Breadboard with Plated Tray BB41



Square Carved Breadboard BB37
Square Carved Breadboard BB37
Original, quality late 19th century square breadboard in sycamore with a circular flat central area and well carved flower and leaves to each corner. A very clean example and unusual to be square and not warped. Complete and in good and working order. 11.75" x 12" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB30
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, circular sycamore breadboard with the outer edge and border carved in the form of leaves and a flower head with "Bread" to the top. Near unused, complete and in good order. 12" x 0.75".  
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Price: 45.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB30



Bone Handled Bread Knife BK41
Bone Handled Bread Knife BK41
Original, quality late 19th century steel bread knife with a checkered pattern carved bone handle. The blade is etched "Bread Knife" and has harvest scenes either side. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Some minor stains to the steel otherwise complete and in good and working order. 12.5" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 75.00


Carved Bread Knife BK40
Original, quality 1920's steel bread knife with a carved sycamore handle. The blade is etched "Bread Knife" and for the manufacturer "W.A.Colley Sheffield" and the grip is carved "Bread" in upper cased text. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order. 12.25" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Carved Bread Knife BK40



Bread Knife BK38
Bread Knife BK38
Original, quality late 19th century steel bread knife with an ivorine handle in the realistic form of a "Corn on the Cob". The blade is etched with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1848. Some staining to the blade, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 11" x 1.25" x 0.75".  
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Price: 85.00


Unused Steel Bread Knife BK37
Original, quality late 19th century unused steel bread knife with a silver plated ferrule and an ivorine handle. The blade is etched 'Bread Knife' and for the manufacturer "Joseph Haywood & Company Sheffield" and with their 'Kettle' logo. All in mint condition and totally unused. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13" x 1.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 156.00


Unused Steel Bread Knife BK37



Carved Bread Knife BK34
Carved Bread Knife BK34
Original, quality, circa 1900, bread knife with a steel blade and a carved sycamore handle. The handle is carved with detail of a flower head with leaves and the steel blade is detailed for the manufacturer "Thomas Turner of Sheffield, Cutlers to the King" (King Edward VII) and 'Encore' their trademark. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order. 12.75" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 56.00


Carved Bread Knife BK28
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle. The handle is well carved with the detail of a large ear of wheat or corn and the steel blade is detailed for a "Harrison & Howsen" Culter to her Majesty (Queen Victoria) and "Bread Knife". Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order 13" x 1.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Carved Bread Knife BK28



Carved Bread Knife BK24
Carved Bread Knife BK24
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of flowers and ears of wheat or corn to one side. The blade is clearly etched with harvest scenes and flailing with "Bread Knife" between. All is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.25" x 1.5" x 1". 
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Price: 95.00


Carved Bread Knife BK23
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of ears of corn or wheat to both sides. The blade is a little stained and is etched for the manufacturer "Joseph? Queen's Cutlers" and all is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.25" x 1.5" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Carved Bread Knife BK23



Carved Bread Knife BK22
Carved Bread Knife BK22
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of a flower, an ear of wheat, leaves and other to one side. The blade is faintly engraved with a harvesting scene and flailing the crops and 'Bread Knife' to the centre. Some minor pitting to the blade otherwise complete and in good and working order. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.5" x 1.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a polished Sheffield Steel blade and a pistol grip shaped nickel handle, mounted to each end with acanthus leaf decoration. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Remember, this knife is are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry it thoroughly. 12.75" x 1.25" blade x 1". 
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Price: 20.00


Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20

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