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Rosewood Travel Cutlery by WH Wragg

Reference
82678
Height
7 1/4" (18.15 cm)
Width
0 3/4" (1.9 cm)
Depth
0 1/2" (1.14 cm)
An interlocking set of WH Wragg patent travel cutlery made of steel and rosewood with pewter bands.

Wragg offered this form of cutlery with either rosewood or ebony handles and either the fork or the knife is typically stamped 'WH Wragg Patentee'. This set has an extra mark to the A of Patentee causing it to look like a military broad arrow mark but this is purely coincidence.

The design, being very compact and offering easy protection to both the blade and fork whilst travelling, was popular through most of the 19th century. The handles are both stamped with the number 4 to identify them to each other, incase the owner had more than one set. This is quite common to Wragg travel cutlery.

This set is likely to be mid 19th Century in date.

Height
7 1/4" (18.15 cm)
Width
0 3/4" (1.9 cm)
Depth
0 1/2" (1.14 cm)
Period
Mid 19th Century
Medium
Steel, Rosewood, Pewter
Origin
England
Signed
WH Wragg Patentee
Style
Campaign Cutlery
Condition
Good, some movement of the blade to the handle but this is fairly typical.
Edition
A Cites certificate will be needed if exported