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    Posted 9 years ago

    SubHunter
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    I would love to know what this is. I bought it in Denmark about 30 years ago in a small second hand store. It looks like a small sword, and when you pull it out it is a file. I assume it's a nail file. It is mostly brass. The file is steel. It is very well made. The 'sword' hilt has a twisted wire carefully spun around it and the pommel seems to be a very small piece of turned brass. It is completely symmetrical, meaning the front and back are indistinguishable. I'm unable to locate any maker's marks. I assume it is some type of fob, but not a watch fob. Based on the design, it seems more like a man's item than a woman's. Any clues on age, origin, and use would be much appreciated.

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    1. Quantumphysica Quantumphysica, 5 years ago
      This would have gone on a chatelaine, I think. Probably victorian era. Here are some that are incredibly similar, but with other tools than a file in the sword-sheath.
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12314598956577169/
      http://sewantiques.com/product_info.php?products_id=187

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