Franz Frenzel 8 cm KNIFE
(closed) multi-blade (23+2) shell handled fine pocket knife, Bohemia, c. 1880-1920.
present and intact for a total of 25 uses including in part numerous special
purpose blades in different shapes and sizes, including cigar and leather
punches, scissors, saws, corkscrew, screw driver, needle, hook and many others,
set in carefully selected highly figured tortoise shell grips. Additionally it
has a toothpick and a pair of tweezers set into the handles.
Mark for Franz Frenzel
All blades are
made of carbon steel. Slabs are wonderfully preserve tortoise shell fastened
with four rivets. Hand filed German silver spacers and bolster.
All blades have
been opened and tested and they are all in full profile with a firm snap. No
damage to note nor to the blades neither to the delicate slabs. Some overall
pit marks to the steel parts commiserate with age and type .
Length is 80 mm