Slitting File

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Object Name: 
Slitting File
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.7.14 M
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 24.8 cm; Blade W: 1.7 cm; Handle Diam (max): 2.15 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1880-1920
Primary Description: 
Wood, iron; drawn, coated. Long iron screwhead or slitting file with beveled edges on both sides of a long rectangular blade, forming a diamond-shape in cross-section. Incised file lines form a "V" pattern, with the "V"-point towards the handle. Rounded wooden handle, with a narrow "neck" and a finely incised cut around the lower end; probably lathe-made.
Provenance: 
Walther, Gerhard, Source
1979-09-21
Blaschka, Leopold (1822-1895), Former Collection
Blaschka, Rudolf (1857-1939), Former Collection
Inscription: 
2
Stamp
Stamped on one side near tang
Vautier Geneve
Stamp
Stamped on one side near tang