Vintage Bone Handled Victorian Quill Cutter - Writing Quill Knife with Sterling Collar - Great Guy Gift!


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Vintage Bone Handled Victorian Quill Cutter - Writing Quill Knife with Sterling Collar - Great Guy Gift!

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000


metal, silver, bone, antler

This beautiful Victorian tool was used to cut and sharpen a feather quill to a fine point for writing, known as 'dressing the quill'. (Thank you, Susan from pheasantsandflowers!) There is an ornately detailed collar, and a natural antler handle. It's a lovely tool, and would make a fine gift for a writer or calligrapher!

Measures about 5 1/4" long by 5/8" diameter. Marked 'Sterling' on the collar'. Good condition, with lots of character; there is a little rattle when you shake is, so something may be loose inside the collar. The blade is quite tarnished and marked up, and the collar has a dent in it on one side.

That fabulous brass topped ink well is listed separately, here:

I am happy to ship internationally - please convo me for a quote if your country is not listed.

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Vintage items are unique and often have some wear and tear, given their 'used' nature. I make every attempt to accurately describe each item, including any flaws, in the item description. Please contact me with any questions prior to purchase. All items are final sale. However, I do want you to be happy. Please contact me if you're not and we'll work on a solution together.

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