# 4926 / Antique Marx & Co Celebrated Cutlery Multiblade (20+2) Gent's Shell Folding Knife

This stunning 19th century gentleman’s type multi-bladed knife has a total of 20 blades for various uses opening in both ends plus a pull out toothpick and tweezers set in the handles.

Please look carefully at the picture as some of the tools are quite unusual and not often included in such type of knives. It is provided with special purpose blades/ tools in different shapes and sizes, including cigar and leather punches, scissors, saw, corkscrew, needle, hook, comb, file 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.

All blades are made of carbon steel. Slabs are wonderfully preserve tortoise shell fastened with four rivets.

Hand filed German silver spacers.

All blades have been opened and tested and they are all in full profile with a firm snap. Some overall pit marks to the steel parts commiserate with age and type , Aside a tiny chip on the upper front scale the delicate slabs remain in otherwise perfect conditions

Length is 75 mm closed

Please note that this pretty multipurpose folder has been realized in a smaller size than the normal 85 mm long ones and this indicates a greater difficulty during the realization.


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