Multi-blade knife by Wlaszovits Stos., 1930
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A large and very rare 1930 ‘exhibition’ multi-blade knife comprising 32 blades of various size and functions, the marbled body inlaid with a mother-of-pearl star, complete with an ebonized, hardwood stand, with separate back-plate to enable wall-mounted display. Signed Wlaszovits Stos., Czech, circa 1930.
Height on stand: 23 inches (59 cm)
Wlaszovits Stos. was founded by Joseph Wlaszovitz 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 famed Czech cutler that exists to this day.
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