This is for an antique Victorian Solid Silver Sheffield steel double bladed pen knife, by George Butler & Co, hallmarked Sheffield 1896. With two single edged Sheffield steel blades, both of which are marked at the forte, 'ART' 'GEO' 'BUTLER & CO' 'SHEFFIELD'. The blades folds neatly into the handle, which has solid silver grips, clearly hallmarked with the lion passant sterling silver mark, the crown town mark for Sheffield, the date letter 'd' for 1896, and the makers mark 'G.B.LD' for George Butler & Co, noted as a pen knife maker, based in Trinity Works, Eyre Street, Sheffield. The pen knife also has a solid silver bow to attach onto a pocket watch chain or chatelaine. This pen knife measures 8.2 cm in length when closed, and 12.7 cm in length when open. It weighs 19 grams. The condition is generally excellent, without damage or repair, the silver has the patina of age. Please see images.
Guaranteed old & original.
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