A very fine example of a 19th Century William Rodgers Silver Toothpick Knife in terrific condition. The knife comprises an elaborately decorated hallmarked silver handle - the hallmarks are at the bottom of the grip and difficult to make out but are there - see the images below. The blade is double-edged and retains all the original nickel finish. The knife comes complete with its original stitched leather scabbard with belt strap.
Famous British knife maker
The Sheffield knife making company of William Rodgers was a famous British cutler and known for producing thousands of quality knives throughout the 19th Century. They were a great exporter of their knives and many went to the American market and this style of knife would have been very effective as a small knife that could be carried either on a belt or in a pocket or bag. A very attractive knife. Blade length is 4.5 inches (9 inches overall).
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