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Ebony and Brass Quill Cutter FK78
Ebony and Brass Quill Cutter FK78
Original, quality late 19th century, ebony quill cutter with brass mounts. This super example has a slide-out steel knife blade for cutting the quill, a folding cutting blade to shape the nib and the point trimmer. No makers name but otherwise all complete and in good and working order with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

4" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


Silver Bladed Fruit Knife and Nut Pick FK77
Original, quality late 19th century fruit knife with a hallmarked silver blade and nut pick. This superb example, the first we have seen with a nut pick blade has the best quality "Mother of Pearl" side covers and an inset plaque engraved "from Bella to David". Everything about the knife is the best, the blades are good and tight and look at the decorated spine at the back. Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 0.75" x 0.5" closed.

6.25" with knife open.

 
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Price: 156.00


Silver Bladed Fruit Knife and Nut Pick FK77



Quill Pen Knife FK75
Quill Pen Knife FK75
Original, quality late 19th century folding quill cutting penknife with a narrow steel blade and decorative 'Mother of Pearl' side covers. The blade is marked Barrett ? for the manufacturer and all is complete and in good and working order.

Open 4.25" x 0.5" x 0.25".

Closed 2.75" long.

 
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Price: 65.00


Glaziers Folding Putty Knife FK74
Original, quality steel bladed folding pocket, putty knife as carried by glaziers. This unusual example has rosewood side covers, a shaped steel blade and steel fittings. The blade is acid etched with the registration number for the year 1913 and the Isle of Man 3 legged logo for the manufacturer. Complete and in good and working order.

Open 6.5" long x blade 1 1/8" max.

Folded 3.75" x 1.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00


Glaziers Folding Putty Knife FK74

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