19 Century Scandinavian Swedish bentwood band knife wood band cutter hand forged with the handle of wood in dovetail construction . This knife comes from Leksand in Dalarna county in southeast Middle Sweden . On the wood handle you will see the name Leksand burned into the handle as well as PAS . on the Blade there is the Black Smith stamp . This Rare and hard to find knife was another object that was brought on the long trip the emigrant made from Sweden to the USA , as it was need to make pantry boxes as again they would not find a smith to make it for them . The knife creation as to the construction points to a time under the 1800`s . The knife was also used for making the bentwood strips to make all sorts of baskets as well . The knife is total length 46.5 cm ( 18.31 in ) blade width 15.8 cm ( 6.22 in ) blade length 7.5 cm ( 2.95 in ) steel length 23.2 cm ( 9.13 in ) wt . 594 grams ( 1.31 lbs # ) . This bentwood knife made need some cleaning but is still sharp and ready to use. I don`t see these very often and I guess most people have been wondering how people made this bentwood pantry boxes here is the Swedish knife for making them. A must for the hobbies that wants to make pantry boxes the old way . Also a great collectible tool from the past that will look good in any old tool collection as to wood work . This knife is from my collection of old antique tools that I have been collecting here in Sweden from estate auction and antique fairs for the past 37 years .
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