This is a wonderful hand crafted and carved letter opener done in the Black Forest tradition. It is a souvenir piece that is identified as being from Montreux, Switzerland. It measures about 9 ½ inches long by 11/4 inches wide. The carving on the handle is a rendering that appears to be grape leaves and a small bunch of grapes. On the top of the blade it is carved with “Montreux” while “Switzerland” is carved on the underside. The carving on the handle is very nicely done showing the details needed to demonstrate the theme. The carving for the two words is not as refined as the handle. The condition of the letter opener is very good. The surface retains most of the original finish. There are minor scratches and dings that are consistent with age along with some abrasions that have lightened the color of the wood on some high spots. It has a very nice look to it and it will be a wonderful item to have available on your desk or added to your collection of Black Forest pieces.
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