This is a very rare early c1780 pistol-grip handled Georgian-George III Sheffield sterling silver & mother of pearl folding knife.
Genuine mother of pearl panels on both sides.
Fancy long bolster.
The hinge+spring in excellent condition and sturdy. No wobble. The blade latches on at 90° and then 180° and gives a snap sound when being closed.
The blade still has a good thickness of silver - not flimsy.
Free from inscriptions or monograms.
Still in excellent working order.
HALLMARKS: Sheffield, STERLING fineness 92.5%. MAKER William Fox
DIMENSION: Length : CLOSED 6.9cm (2 3/4"). OPEN 12.4cm (4 7/8") approx.
CONDITION: Good condition for its age. Tiny splits on the bolster. No splits to the mother of pearl panels. The streaks on the panels are reflections and natural textures.
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Sep 6, 2020
My purchase of this old knife has been a pleasure from start to delivery. Excellent , very helpful vendor ,who was ideal in all respects . Because of fully detailed and illustrated information on Etsy I received just what I wanted and expected. This dealer is thoroughly recommended . Many thanks.