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Bistoury knives, 19th century

Bistoury knives, 19th century

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43.7 x 28.7 cm ⏐ 17.2 x 11.3 in (300dpi)

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Five bistoury knives with tortoiseshell guards with an eighteenth century shagreen case. These knives were used for making small incisions in minor operations such as opening abscesses for drainage. They date from around 1850, England.

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