This item is a HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST PUG LETTER OPENER. This is a fabulous item and features a great looking pug on top of the blade with a red collar. The figure is somewhat different than present day pugs as it has a long tail and a more elongated face. Standards in dogs change over the years and this depiction of pugs is common in Black Forest Victorian era items. The carving, color and patina are excellent. Overall, the opener measures 11" long with a 5 3/4" blade.