MAKER MARKED POCKET KNIFE WITH ANDERSONVILLE HISTORY

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Item Code: 1054-1483

Standard pocket knife measures 3 ¾” when closed. Pair of folding blades, one measuring 2 ¾” in length, the other 2 ¼”. The longer blade is marked “Abram Brooksbank” and “Malinda Works Sheffield”. The smaller blade is marked, “Abram Brooksbank Sheffield”. The company was in business 1849-1953 and was located on Milton Street, Sheffield, England.

Overall very good condition; exterior does show signs of wear from handling and use.

Accompanying the knife is a small modern printed tag which reads, “This knife was purchased from Jim Parker of Chattanooga, Tn in 1978 and was part of a collection of knives that had been taken from prisioners [sic] who had been confined at the Infamous Andersonville Prison”.  [ld]

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