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'Exhibition' knife

An extremely large and substantially weighted artisan-made ‘Exhibition’ knife of giant proportions, the heavy gilded bronze handle, with panels of lacquered hardwood front and back features an arrow design inlaid on both sides, the hilt with elongated conical finials adding to the weight. The wide, tapered blade is profusely decorated with a pattern welded ‘raindrop’ Damascus steel finish.

Seemingly unmarked or signed, this may have been an apprentice piece for illustrating metal techniques and finishes for prospective customers.

Length overall: 18 inches (46 cm)
width of blade: 3 inches (8 cm)

Price Code: ££

Reference: 6676

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