Barrel maker's knife, the steel blade stamped with two unidentified maker's marks and dated '1702', etched with designs and verses including a depiction of men breaking open a barrel of beer. The cast gilt brass handle is in the form of a lion.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Stamped and etched steel with cast gilt brass
Marks and inscriptions
'1702' Two maker's marks
Length: 23.7 cm overall, Width: 7.7 cm blade, Depth: 3.4 cm handle
Barrel-maker's knife, steel blade etched with verses and designs including an image of men opening a barrel of beer, the lion-shaped handle of cast gilt brass, made in Germany, dated 1702