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Engine Turned Coin Silver Folding Fruit Knife Engraved "Emily"

Engine Turned Coin Silver Folding Fruit Knife Engraved "Emily"
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Measuring 3" closed and 5" long fully opened, this circa 1850 knife has two blades, the larger one for cutting and the smaller one that resembles an awl, for piercing the skin of fruit.

Stamped "Coin" on the larger blade, there is no further identification, save that this belonged to "Emily" as engraved in script on the reserve area on one side of the engine turned surfaces of the handle.

There is a repeating line and star design on the upper edge of one of the blade braces, and a line and sunburst motif on the other (see lower right in composite image above).

In very good condition, it exhibits few signs of use, largely shallow overall nicking. The blades remain straight, pointed, and free of bends, and show only slight surface wear. The blade mechanism works perfectly, with the blades tucking snugly into place and opening fully.

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