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S/5970 Antique Treen 19th Century Welsh Pine Knife Sharpening/ Polishing Board

A Welsh pine knife sharpening/polishing board, which was well used and has an open box at the base for storing brick dust, grit stone or other abrasive substances. When a knife needed sharpening, the board was laid flat, covered in fat or dampened with water, and the abrasive substance was applied, then the knife would have been drawn over the mixture to sharpen or polish the blade. The whole has a pleasing pale colour and retains a patination.

5 in. (14 cm.) Wide
39 in. (100.5 cm.) Deep
5 in. (12.5 cm.) High
Welsh Circa 1840