Sterling silver hallmarked pen knife/nail file
A unique item that is available only at Silver Panic. The length of the penknife closed is 75mm. Opened with blade 120mm. Closed height 15mm. Its weight is 18.11 grms. It is an item to treasure. A solid silver style folding penknife, handmade with textured blade. A decorative wood panel on both sides enhances its natural beauty. It really is a rare item for display and not for using as a knife so I have deliberately left the blade unsharpened although one side of the blade is textured and it can be used as a nail manicure. All the fittings are 925 sterling silver including the rivets and it is because of silver being a soft metal that I would recommend that it should be purchased mainly as an item of fine personal jewellery contrasting the beauty of sterling siver and natural wood and not used as a penknife where daily pressure is applied to the fittings. Nevertheless it is a solid item build to last forever. It has been soldered by using 925 sterling solder but do I make the recommendation as to its restriction for use as a knife as I cannot guarentee of the blade’s silver pivot’s durability in standing up to the pressure of daily use in cutting.
The knife’s blade is curved to give an exotic scimitar effect and finely textured on one side and smooth on the other. The hallmark stamped onto the silver base of the knife is put there by the Goldsmiths Hall in London as to legally verify the 925 silver content. The hallmark also includes my makers mark which shows it was made by me.