Unusual Silver Fish Scaler Or Sardine Server Novelty Item One Off Piece
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Unusual Silver Fish Scaler Or Sardine Server Novelty Item One Off Piece:
This was offered as a sardine server with a huge asking price so as it would catch peoples attention and with the hope someone would be able to suggest another use for it.
We are now sure it is a fish scaler used to remove the scales on a fish....The four small holes at front section we think would have held a small blade a bit like a safety razor.
We still have no idea of age and think its safe to assume this was possibly made by an apprentice or even a hobbiest who may have worked at sea and made this a bit like ancient mariners making scrimshaw.
It measures 120mm in length.
(Dart Silver Ltd website available to view on request)
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