Unusual Wood Carved Paper Knife, Mythical Figural Primate - Ape Head

Unusual Wood Carved Paper Knife, Letter Opener Mythical Figural Primate - Ape Head

Regular price $125.00


Product Description:  Similar to letter openers but a bit different, paper knives were commonly used during the 19th century to slit open uncut reading material, pages of books and cutting-down, slicing loose paper sheets.  This 10” long, fine, wood-carved paper knife with intricate detail is unlike most you may have seen.  The 6” flat, blunt blade features an elegant, smooth surface with an outstanding handle resembling the head of a mythical primate or ape-like creature with carved fur detail and four fangs.  I bet this will strike up conversation at the office!

Circa:    Unconfirmed

10” (overall length)
6” (blade length)
4 1/2” primate head (handle length)

Product Weight:  2.9 ounces 

Main Material:  Wood

Markings/Signatures:   No visible markings or signatures

Maker:  Unknown

Origin:  Uncertain

Condition:  Previously owned – used.  Good condition with signs of surface wear on wooden blade with scuff marks and scratches, more so on one side.  Four fangs are still strongly intact.

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