Posted 2 years ago
Hello, I was wondering if I could possibly get any information about the type, age, or even a possible purpose of this knife. The total length of the knife is about 10" and the blade itself is 5". The blade is magnetic and I believe that it is made out of iron due to the pitting present on it. I believe that the metal parts of the handle are made of lead? They do not seem to be magnetic and are a lot more heavier than any other parts of the knife (I could be wrong about the material though). the "lead" parts of the handle also have similar a pitting pattern to some other pre 18th century knives that I've seen based on my research. Based on the condition and the age of the wood I am guessing that the knife is at LEAST a century old based on how it has aged.
I know that it is a stretch to ask, but does anyone have any possible idea of the age, type and/or the purpose of the knife that they are willing to share? It would be greatly appreciated if so.