17th-18thC Eating Knife
Over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, knives moved away from having pointed tips in favour of being rounded. With this change, as well as England entering the Commonwealth Period where understated wealth was the fashion, cutlers had to come up with new ways to make their knives stand out. This led to the phasing in of knives with saber shaped blades and pistol grip handles- both getting more pronounced with the passing decades.
An elegant knife with a rounded proto-saber blade with a short, solid bolster. The handle is of a pistol grip style and is made from polished bone. An ideal knife for those wishing to present an impression of the middle classes.
Overall length: 180mm
Blade length: 90mm
Blade width: 13mm