Unusual Wood Carved Paper-Knife, Mythical Figural Wild Boar Head

Unusual Wood Carved Paper-Knife, Mythical Figural Wild Boar Head

Sale price $95.00 Regular price $110.00


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.  Just a bit under 10” long, this 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 wild boar with ornate fur detail and two tusks.  For some, a wild boar can symbolize courage, power and abundance.   

Circa:    Unconfirmed

10” (overall length)
6” (blade length)
5” boar head (handle length)

Product Weight:  2.7 ounces

Primary 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 and scuff marks.  The tip of one tusk is broken off. 

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