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Folding Pocket Knife with Postal Rates FK79
Folding Pocket Knife with Postal Rates FK79
Original, quality folding pocket knife with nickel side covers and two steel blades. This most unusual example is detailed to each cover with the rates for the year "1906 to 1915" for "Letter post", "Parcel Post", "Book Post", "Foreign Post", "Postal Orders", "Money Orders" and "Telegrams". Remember, these blades are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Both are detailed for the maker "John Watts - Sheffield and the large blade has further detail of postal charges "British Colonies 1d per ½ oz excepting Australia". All is complete and in good and working order. The first of these we have seen.

Closed 3.25" x 0.25".

Both blades open 7".

 
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Price: 135.00


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


Quill Pen Knife FK75



Glaziers Folding Putty Knife FK74
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

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