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What is this?

Sabre-shaped blade with plain bolster. Octagonal silver ferrule. Agate handle, octagonal in section, tapering towards the top.

This is a knife from Netherlands. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1985. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

silver, agate, steel

Its dimensions are

L x W: 24.5 x 2.9 cm (9 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On each piece in set: Dutch import mark: " ..ZII " ; Tardy, SILVER, 1981, p.327

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg and catalogued by S. Wilmering

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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