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Folding clasp knife

Folding knives appeared from the mid 17th century, although it was not until the 18th century that springs were added to ease opening and closing. Large knives of this type were used for a variety of garden tasks, such as taking plant cuttings.

Ref: 1995.015

Artist

Unknown

Materials

Bone, metal

Theme

Tools

Year

1750-1850

Collection No:

1995.015