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'Exhibition' multi-blade knife

Wlaszovits Stos, (Czechoslovakian)

A large and very rare ‘exhibition’ multi-blade knife comprising 32 blades of various size and functions, the marbled body inlaid with a mother-of-pearl star, complete with separate back-plate to enable wall-mounted display. Signed Wlaszovits Stos., Czech, circa 1930.

Length open: 19 inches (48 cms).

Wlaszovits Stos. was founded by Joseph Wlaszovits in 1803 in what was then East Slovakia. The company manufactured cutlery and edged weapons, and supplied the Austro-Hungarian army exclusively by the late 19th Century. After 1945, the company was absorbed by Sandrick, the Czech cutler that exists to this day.

Price Code: ££££

Reference: 5204

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