Fire-steel forming back of a brass-handled pocket-

Fire-steel forming back of a brass-handled pocket-knife (length 3 ins), having three blades (one missing); handle, of cast brass, in form of a full-length full-faced figure of Napoleon, standing, with arms folded. France. [NB: one of eight specimens (nos. 512-519). Five are ordinary pocket-knives, the backs of which are either intended for use as fire-steels or have been used as such. In the case of the other three, the back of the knife-blade has been so used.]

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/516
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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