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What is this?

Handle in the form of a gentle s-curve modeled to suggest leaves from which rises a sharp, pointed blade.

This is a knife from Germany. It is dated 1900–02 and we acquired it in 2002. Gift of Torsten Broehan, Berlin.

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Its medium is


Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 17 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm (6 11/16 x 5/8 x 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On back of head: rectangular stamp with logo of M.H.Wilkens & Sohne and "800" and a moon and crown.

It is signed


This object was manufactured by M.H.Wilkens & Sohne and designed by Heinrich Vogeler

This object was donated by Torsten Broehan

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