Friday, September 09, 2011
What Is This?
I have a theory, but I don't want to prejudice you.
The owner was born in 1852 and died in 1931. The head is iron or steel.
The handle seems to be silver, and is engraved with the owner's name. While it resembles a box tool, it is much smaller.
The wear is consistent with being used as a letter opener.