18th Century “Penny Knife” (Sold)

$175.00

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Description

The penny knife dates from the 18th century and was a very basic utility knife, originally with a fixed blade. It received the name penny knife for what it reportedly cost in England and America during the late 18th century: one penny.[1] The famous Fuller’s Penny Knife helped build the reputation of Sheffield, England, cutlers in the pre-industrial era of the early 18th century.[2] (Wikipedia).

The penny knife dates from the 18th century and was a very basic utility knife, originally with a fixed blade. It received the name penny knife for what it reportedly cost in England and America during the late 18th century: one penny.[1] The famous Fuller’s Penny Knife helped build the reputation of Sheffield, England, cutlers in the pre-industrial era of the early 18th century.[2]