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Clasp knife

Clasp knife

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pouzaux (cutler)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel with tortoiseshell scales, inlaid with silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Arthur Myers Smith

  • Museum number:

    M.94-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Steel knife blade with a spring catch, the blade marked POUZAUX crowned, the ebony handle inlaid with silver masonic symbols, one inscribed 'IB' and the end of the handle engraved with heads of beasts and a Pelican in her piety

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca.1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Pouzaux (cutler)

Materials and Techniques

Steel with tortoiseshell scales, inlaid with silver

Marks and inscriptions

POUZAUX crowned
Cutler's mark on the blade

Inlaid with silver masonic symbols, on the handle, one inscribed 'IB'

Dimensions

Length: 11.85 in, Width: 0.8 in

Descriptive line

Steel knife, the blade marked POUZAUX crowned, the handle covered with tortoiseshell scales, inlaid with silver masonic symbols, France, ca.1800

Materials

Steel; Tortoiseshell; Silver

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Inlay (process)

Subjects depicted

Animals; Pelican

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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