Rare Civil War Era Navy Sailor's Working Pocket Knife - Inventory Number: EDG 042
Blade is signed "Henry Hobson and Son" and is marked "22nd Middlesex" on the blade. Circa 1861-1965. This classic seaman's knife allowed the deck hand to cut and splice line, whittle and perform a variety of other shipboard tasks, but did not afford him the opportunity to use it as a weapon against his shipmates in the confined and often rowdy quarters of the ship. Measures8 1/4" overall.
Inventory Number: EDG 042