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Watkin?  quill knife, circa 1725 , silver, 5 3/4", blade stamped "Z" under a heart (probably Cotton Watkin),  good condition (some silver loss), (pictured in Finlay, at p.112  #70c),  0920.jpg

 

"W"  quill knife, circa 1725 , silver, 5 1/2", handle stamped "W",  good condition (some silver loss), (see very similar in Finlay, at p.112  #70),  0922.jpg

 

UB quill knife, circa early 18th century , wood, 5 3/4", excellent condition but some chips in & pitting on blade, 0972.jpg

 

UB quill knife, circa early 18th century , Ivory, 5", excellent condition but blade worn, 0970.jpg

 

UB quill knife, circa early 19th century , Ivory, 6 1/8", “EIC” initials engraved on handle, excellent condition but knick on blade, 0985.jpg

 

UB quill knife, circa early/mid 19th century , Ivory, 6 1/8", “LONDON” engraved on blade, excellent condition, 0986.jpg (identical but for blade stamping to Finlay, pl120 #103)

 

 

 

UB (French) quill knife or scalpa, circa early 19th century , Ivory, 5", excellent condition, 0913.jpg

 

Saynor, desk/paper knife, circa 1820 , Ivory, 7” (open), blade engraved “SAYNOR  VILTCH CHELSEA OBTAIN WARRANTED” excellent condition, 0952.jpg

Saynor, quill knife, circa 1820 , Ivory, 5 ¼” (open), blade engraved “SAYNOR” excellent condition, 0951.jpg

 

Taylor quill knife, circa 1835, Ivory, 4 1/4"(open), “[eye symbol, over] WITNES TAYLOR” on blade, excellent condition, but broken piece on one side, 1005.jpg

 

UB quill knife, circa early 19th century , Ivory, 4 1/4"(open), excellent condition, 1006.jpg

 

 

UB quill/porte crayon knife, circa early 19th century , Ivory, 5"(open), “CASTSTEEL” on blade, excellent condition but broken piece on one side, 0969.jpg

 

Taylor quillknife, circa 1835, tortoise, 4 3/4"(open), “[eye symbol, over] WITNES” on blade, excellent condition, 0973.jpg

 

Miller knife/eraser, circa mid 19th century , wood handle, 6", "MILLER BRS CUT CO  MERIDIAN" excellent condition, 0911.jpg

 

Miller knife/eraser, circa mid 19th century , bone handle, 6", "MILLER BRS CUT CO  MERIDIAN" "BOARD OF EDUCATION  NEW YORK CITY", excellent condition, 0912.jpg

 

 

 

Gill knife/eraser, circa mid 19th century , ivory handle, 6 5/8", "G.GILL & SONS SHEFIELD ENGLAND  MERIDIAN"  excellent condition with case, 0609.jpg

 

Knife, circa mid 19th century , ebony wood handle, 6", excellent condition, 0636.jpg

 

 

Robeson folding pen knife, circa 19th century , unknown material, 2 3/4" closed, excellent condition, "ROBESON SHUR… …" "82264", excellent condition, 0915.jpg

 

Rodger folding pen knife, circa 1825 , horn, 3" closed, stamped “[corwn]GR / RODGER’S PATENT” excellent condition, 0990.jpg

 

 

UB folding pen knife, circa 19th century , horn, 2 7/8" closed, excellent - condition (horn chipped), 0915.jpg

 

UB folding pen knife, circa 19th century , horn, 2 1/2" closed, excellent - condition (wear), 0965.jpg

 

 

Clark’s folding pen knife, circa 1840s , ivory, 2 1/2" closed, “CLARKS / XLT / CUTLERY” engraved on each blade,  excellent condition, 0984.jpg

 

UB folding pen knife, circa 1780 , ivory, 3 1/2" closed, excellent condition, 0931.jpg

 

Rogers folding eight blade pen knife, circa 1780 , mother of pearl, 3 1/4" closed, “[star & cross] England Rogers Cutlers to His Majesty No 6 Norfolk Street”, good condition (chipped mop, 4 blades broken), 1004.jpg

 

UB horn pen knife, early 19th century, horn, 4" closed, excellent - condition (wear & recut knife tip), 1027.jpg

 

Dopny four blade pen knife (probably French), early 19th century, tortoise shell, 3 1/4" closed, “DOPNY” (? worn) on each knife, excellent - condition (chipped, 1 blade spring weak), 1028.jpg

 

 

UB four blade pen knife (probably French), 19th century, marine ivory, 3 1/2" closed, excellent condition, 1035.jpg

 

UB pocket pen knife with calendar/seal, circa 1800, ivory, 3 1/4" closed, English calendar, wafer seal, excellent condition, 1022.jpg (identical to Finlay p.119 #97)

 

UB ‘pen nibber’ & original watch chain (probably by John Wilkes), circa 1800, Steel (&ivory), 2 1/2" (excluding chain), excellent condition, 1025.jpg (see Finlay p.128 #137 for almost identical nibber & chain)

 

 

UB quill cutter, circa 1840, Ivory, 3 1/2" closed, excellent condition, 0917.jpg

 

UB quill cutter, circa 1840, Ivory, 1 1/2" closed, excellent condition, 0919.jpg

 

Roger’s quill cutter, circa 1840, wood, 1 3/4" closed, “ROGER’S CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY” , excellent condition, 1013.jpg

 

 

UB quill cutter, circa mid 19th century, wood, 3 1/2" closed, bell on knife, good condition (pen knife broken off), 0918.jpg

 

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