This is a very rare late 18th-century (1791) Georgian-George III sterling silver & tortoiseshell folding penknife.
Long reeded bolster.
A navette shape cartouche with original engravings.
The bade has Bright-cut decorated edge. Fully hallmarked.
HALLMARKS: Birmingham, STERLING fineness 92.5%. MAKER John Thornton
DIMENSION: Length : CLOSED 7.8cm (3"). OPEN 14cm (5 1/2"). approx.
CONDITION: Good working order. Sturdy hinge, snaps shut, no wobble. A few minor dents. No splits to the tortoiseshell. No repairs.
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