Rare 19th Century Quill Cutter English Sheffield Mother of Pearl Mop Pocket Folding Knife Penknife Pencil Sharpener c.1840 (1 of 5)
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Rare 19th Century Quill Cutter English Sheffield Mother of Pearl Mop Pocket Folding Knife Penknife Pencil Sharpener c.1840

Ref: LA134702

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Description

This is a 19th Century Sheffield small quill cutter - the slender blade designed for shaping nibs of quill pens.

Original high carbon antique steel blade. Stamped 'FINE STEEL'

Real mother of pearl panels on both sides.

The hinge is firm, the blade latches on at 90° and then 180°, snaps nicely when being opened and closed, no wobble.

The blade is still strong (not flimsy).

No personal inscriptions or monograms on the MOP.

Carbon steel, which unlike stainless steel, can be ground to a very sharp cutting edge. Early/antique folding knives were made using high carbon steel.

"Although the name penknife has been applied to almost any kind of folding knife, the original folding knives for shaping the nibs of quill pens developed in the early 18th-century...The blades were made to about 1 to 1 1/2 inches...were attached to a handle at least twice as long so that the knife was easy to hold" Simon Moore.

DIMENSION: Length : CLOSED 5.7cm (2 1/4"). OPEN 9cm (3 1/2"). The blade measures 2.5cm (1") approx.
WEIGHT: 8g

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Declaration

RegencySilver Antiques has clarified that the rare 19th Century quill cutter English Sheffield mother of pearl mop pocket folding knife penknife pencil sharpener (LA134702) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1840.

Condition

Good condition with minor wear. Fully working.

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