CABRIOLET (exchangeable-bladed knife) cased in its original shagreen carry
This gorgeous set
comprises a wonderful mother of pearl handle and two separate exchangeable twin
blades cased in an hand made carry case made of wood covered with shagreen.
A carbon steel blade
and a silver one can be easily mounted alternatively onto the handle. Both the
blades feature a notched tang that clipped into a spring-loaded mechanism
inside the haft. Pressing the bottom button on the reverse of the haft, released the
blade so that it could either be exchanged for the other blade or simply put
The elegant mother of
pearl handle features gold bolsters and fittings.
The silver blade is hallmarked
with a complex double group of French 18th century hallmarks
The set remains in
great conditions. Blades are absolutely intact with no nicks, dents or damage
and the mother of pearl shell is still luminous and has no chips or cracks.
The lock and unlock of
the blades works properly but needs a little bit of care.
The etui is made of
wood and completely covered with very thin shagreen, the hinge is original and
strong. The haft measures 11 cm long and the blades are 10,5 cm long
without the hook.