Antique 1930s English Bread Knife or Slicer with Carved Wheat Handle By Joseph Rodgers, Cutlers to the Royal Household 

antique 1930s treen wooden carved english bread knife slicer wheat decoration joseph rodgers royal cutlers

A fantastic example of a large and nicely carved early 20th Century bread knife, with nice wheat detail.

This steel bladed carved bread knife, dating from the 1930s is a great example of the craftsmanship that went into producing carved treen items at the time. Produced by Joseph Rodgers & Sons, who were cutlers to the Royal household, this is a quality piece which has been handmade, as evidenced by the join to the blade.

The wheat detail on the handle is nicely carved and has a lovely finial end. It has worn a little with age, but this has produced a nice warm and mellow patina. It is joined to a steel blade bearing the Rodgers makers mark. The steel has oxidised from contact with water over the years, as is common with these types of knives.

Length, 30cm; Width, 3cm at widest point on handle and blade.

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