Tinder-pistol (length 11 ins) of iron, with carved

Tinder-pistol (length 11 ins) of iron, with carved wooden butt, heavily brass-mounted; large size; butt hinged to body and held closed by a spring-catch which, when pressed, allows it to be bent downwards, disclosing receptacle for tinder, etc., in the body; inscribed on top of body "I. Peter a Potsdam"; probably 18th century. Germany.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1077
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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