An unusual Victorian novelty silver Paper Knife formed as a Naval Sword.
An unusual Victorian silver Letter Opener in the form of a Naval Officer’s Sword with Scabbard. London 1874, by E.H. Stockwell. Some parcel-gilding. The sword is locked in place in the scabbard with a hinged flap. Stockwell produced a range of ‘Sword’ paper knives – usually of army type, this is the first example noted imitating a Naval sword.
Good. One suspension ring with a very small solder addition. Some wear to the gilding.
Length – 18.60 cm.; Width – 3.00 cm.; Depth – 1.80 cm.; Weight – 58.20 gms.