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Title KuK paper knife
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1915
Price £195.00

The hilt incorporates the arms of Hungary and various arms of Austria (introduced 7 November 1915), with the motto 'Indivisibiliter ac inseparabiliter'. On the back is 'Geschutzt' (= patented) Hirschler' and the blade is stamped 'Offizielle Kriegsfursorge' (official war fund) - ie it is an official piece for raising money for the war effort.

The paper knife is just short of 30 cm long and is cast in solid nickel silver. The casting is of magnificent quality and the background has a slightly frosted look. The highlights are polished. Its condition is excellent for its age, with some expected bruising here and there, particularly on the blade of the knife and on the base of the rock on which the coats of arms sit.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Cutlery : Austrian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010

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