Hafted Knife, Germany, late 17th century
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Hafted Knife

Hafted Knife

Boxwood
Germany, late 17th century

Dimensions

Height
15.5 cm; 10 in.

Provenance

Syd Levethan, The Longridge Collection, Connecticut

Related literature

E. H. Pinto, Treen and other wooden bygones (Bell & Hyman, London, 1969), pp. 73-74, pls. 66-67

Carved on one side as a figure of Charity with children, the other three sides with figures emblematic of Justice, Sea Faring and Religion, below a further four faces and finial comprising a crouching lion holding a shield, the steel blade stamped with a cutler’s mark and the word ‘VARGA’.