Paper knife with antelope handle

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Side view of a paper knife showing the translucent blade. Side view of a paper knife showing the translucent blade. Side view of a paper knife showing the translucent blade. Side view of a paper knife showing the translucent blade. Side view of a paper knife showing fur covered handle. Side view of a paper knife showing fur covered handle. Side view of a paper knife showing the translucent blade. Close view of a paper knife showing the hoof detail. Close view of a paper knife showing the hoof detail.
Details
Object number
WCHL : 419
Country
Date
1920 (circa)

Description

A paper knife with a horn blade and a handle formed from the leg or foot of a small antelope tipped with a tiny hoof. Thought to be made in Milnthorpe c. 1920. The blade is set into a horn carved hilt and secured with 2 rivets. This natural plastic item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
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Dimensions
Width
20mm
Length
200mm
Method Note
hilt
blade
Colour