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Lot 118: 19th C. Swedish Flax Knife or Flax Blade

$150.00

In the form of a large knife, carved from one piece of wood, handle with chip carving, four cut out hearts, small carved balls in a double cage, used to draw the flax plant across its edge to break the cellulose of each stem to make it become thread-like so it can be woven, 7 1/2″ h, 22″ l. 

Estimate: $300-500

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In the form of a large knife, carved from one piece of wood, handle with chip carving, four cut out hearts, small carved balls in a double cage, used to draw the flax plant across its edge to break the cellulose of each stem to make it become thread-like so it can be woven, 7 1/2″ h, 22″ l. 

Estimate: $300-500