Fire-steel (length 3 5/8 ins) combined with ember-

Fire-steel (length 3 5/8 ins) combined with ember-tongs; edges finely cut; apparently very old; striking-edge much worn; brass cap to hinder arm serves as pipe-stopper. [NB: one of thirty-three specimens (nos. 424-456), all Spanish, but combined with some other article or articles of frequent personal use (generally with ember-tongs, but often with knife-blade, cork-screw, pipe-prick, screw-driver, hammer, or other). Many possess considerable artistic merit]

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/432
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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