Antique George V Folding Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Pocket Knife (Code 1145)
A George V period early 20th century fruit knife. It is in the shape of a small pocket knife and these were used for peeling and paring fruit. It has a silver blade which has chased detailing and the handle is in mother of pearl. The knife spine running through the handle has engine turned detail which is a nice touch. The hallmark to the blade is for Sheffield 1918 and the makers mark is for Thomas Marples, a specialist maker of these items.
Some scratches to the end of the blade and a slight bit of deformation to the tip. Folding mechanism working fine with the hinge effect still nice and firm.
Length: 7.5 cms (3 inches) closed
Length: 5.7 cms (2 1/4 inches) the blade
Weight 22 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1445 OC18-5
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