Antique Carved English Victorian Bread Knife Handle – Tradesman’s Sample – With Acorns & Oak Leaves

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This is a very interesting carved treen bread knife handle, dating from the mid to late 1800s, in excellent unused condition.

Carved treen bread knives were very popular in the Victorian period, when they would be adorned with intricate and detailed carvings to accompany similarly elaborate breadboards.

This handle is in excellent, unused condition. It would make an ideal piece to add to a kitchenalia collection, or for someone wanting to upgrade the handle on their current English bread knife.

As this carved wooden bread knife handle has never been used, the intricate carved detail is in excellent condition. The intricate detail on the carved acorns and oak leaves is very clear.

There is some writing – numbers – on the back of this piece, one of which I suspect is the date (1876) it was produced and some other numbers, which may have been a reference like a product code. As this handle has not been used, I therefore suspect that this was a piece used by salesmen and tradesmen trying to sell these carved handles either to cutlers or shops.

It is a lovely piece of history which could be put imaginatively on display, or could be used to upgrade a more worn piece.

Length, 13cm; Width, 3cm

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