Knife from the Avon at Salisbury, marked with a saw, wooden scales in a brassy surround, pommelled. Very nice condition. Copper alloy portions retaining portions of original gilt. Simple applied copper alloy bolster, back and front strips and a crenelated and decorated pommel surmounted by a ball finial. Ex. Coll. Simon Moore (inv. #90.23). An elegant and delicate knife weighing 18.98 grams (292 grains or .669 ounces). Length including ball finial 7 7/16 inches (18.9 cm). The back of the blade is app. .085 in thick for much of the length of the blade, tapering to .050 where painted with the Simon Moore inventory number.
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