Fire-steel (length 2 ins) with much-curved strikin

Fire-steel (length 2 ins) with much-curved striking-face; hand-hold in form of a winged sphinx, well cast in high relief, in silver or nickel. [NB: one of fifty-seven specimens (nos. 367-423) believed to be all Spanish, some of considerable antiquity. Most of them were formerly in the Lavedan Collection. The series is remarkable for the excellent artistic design and the fineness of the steel-casting exhibited by many of the examples - these being special features of Spanish steels, which often bear names, initials, or armorial bearings, showing the pride taken in them by their owners.]

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/418
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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