# 4774 / An Important Late 18th century Gentleman’s type Tortoise Shell and Silver Folding Knife By Duprey Le Jeune

Important French Gentleman’s folder dating to the late 18th century/very early 19th.

Flattened large body made of wonderfully preserved tortoise shell slabs overmatching steel liners, with silver bolsters, stripes and silver rosette pins.

Spear point carbon steel blade stamped *Duprey le Juene*.

The knife remains in wonderful condition mainly considering age and type. The blade is still in full profile and opens and closes properly with firm snap. The delicate slabs have no noticeable cracks or chips.

The knife measures an important 15 cm long when folded and 27 cm when fully extended

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