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Giant exhibition or display ‘Flick-Knife’, 1930s

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Reference: 5166

A monumental and fully operational switch blade, or flick-knife of massive proportions made to exacting standards as an exhibition display piece designed by George Schrade of New York, who patented the ‘Safety Pushbutton Knife’ as early as 1904, and dating from the late 1930s.

The grip, in cast iron, has been ‘marblized’ to simulate the traditional material and the blade swings open vigorously when the button is pushed – just like the real thing!

A remarkable and unique decorative object, shown here with a ‘Brno’ chair for scale. American, circa 1930s.

Length fully extended: 60 inches (153 cm).

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