Albert Coles Coin Silver Folding Pocket Knife
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Easily fitting into a pocket or purse, small folding knives were popular 19th century items dating from the 1840's or so forward. Often mangled or otherwise damaged, this mid century, single blade example by New York's Albert Coles is in excellent condition.
It measures 3" long when closed and 5 1/2" when open. The handle has a lined and scrolled border.
The blade is stamped with with Coles' three part pseudo hallmark. Neither the handle nor the blade has a monogram or removal.
The blade is solid coin silver while the handle has coin panels overlaid on thin brass walls.