John Yeomans Cowlishaw Silver Fruit Knife
John Yeomans Cowlishaw silver fruit knife with mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1924.
Attractive handle with raised areas making for a much better grip, no damage to blade or handle.
Some minor springback of blade when knife is closed.
Measures 66 mm when closed and 112 mm when opened.
Folding fruit knives are believed to have first appeared in France around the 17th century, initially having blades of silver or gold, since these materials were corrosion resistant against acidic fruit juice, and men often gave them as presents to their wives or girlfriends.
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