1699 maker Paulus Lorens
Combination knife with a handle of brass and bone. The dials have to be set to the right combination for the blade to be opened. Date under
the dial formed as a moon.
In 1866, this knife was dredged from the Thames at Queenhithe, London. The wood is in suprisingly good condition. The rust has been
removed from the blade, revealing pitting. It is possible to see the crystalline structure of the steel in the lines along the blade. This is usually
only seen when the steel is shaped by heating in a forge and hammering.
1878 Paris expo