Chris Muir's Day By Day

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Treasure Blog: Lawrence of Arabia's Pocket Knife

To be auctioned, expected to sell for around £300.

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It appears to be a combination knife of the sort that antedates the Swiss Army knife. In addition to the main blade, you can see a scissors, a button hook, a corkscrew, a leather punch/awl, and a couple of tools that may have been broken off in use; one, the narrow one, was probably made for tending fingernails. The other may be a screwdriver. A similar knife in better condition can be seen here.

1 comment:

BobG said...

If objects could talk, that one would have some interesting tales.