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knife~knife-case

1600/1700

British Museum

British Museum

Leather case of twelve knives with ivory handles; blades widen towards ends; all with coat of arms etched on gilt ground: tree growing from concentric circles; handles plain and circular; rounded case with gilt stamped borders forming four panels in sides, containing swan and rampant lion alternately; cap cover of same designs, same coat of arms as blades engraved on top.

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  • Title: knife~knife-case
  • Date Created: 1600/1700
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 28.50cm (knife); Diameter: 2.30cm (knife handle); Depth: 0.20cm (knife blade); Weight: 107.00-119.00g (knife); Height: 30.00cm (case open with knifes); Height: 31.80cm (case and cover); Length: 13.10cm (base); Width: 11.60cm (base); Diameter: 9.60cm
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.208

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