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POCKET FRUIT KNIVES

POCKET FRUIT KNIVES #bo0031

by SIMON MOORE

A Synopsis of their history from the United Kingdom, France, Northern Europe & The USA, by Simon Moore.The author has revealed, in great and fascinating detailed text and photographs, why he has spent 40 years in the pursuit of these knives. English pocket fruit knives have been a charming keepsake or gift, usually to women, for nearly 200 years and now make a most attractive and interesting collectable. Most have originated from Sheffield made by cutlers, goldsmiths and silver platers. They appear to have originated in France during the later 17th century and French pocket fruit knives have invariably been of top quality ever since. One was apparently given by King Charles II to Nell Gwyn. The reader is given an appreciation of the complexities of hallmarking, and how to avoid pitfalls for unwary buyers - some obvious, but many much more difficult to spot.

286 pages

£45.00

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