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Folding knife
Date Made/Found: circa 1886
Material and Medium: Tortoiseshell steel
Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 29mm (3/16 x 1 1/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 1969.696
This miniature folding pocket knife measures less than 3cm with the blade open. It was made around 1886 by Charles Thorne while he was working at the firm of Joseph Rodgers & Sons. Rodgers was the largest cutlery manufacturer in Sheffield during the cutlery-making golden age in the 1800s. The firm prided themselves on their craftsmanship and made many novelty and exhibition pieces large, small and intricately decorated. These objects were designed to show off the skills of the craftsmen. This knife has handle scales made from tortoiseshell and a single sheepsfoot style blade.
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