By Licot, Namur, Mid-19th CenturyWith broad folding blade double-edged at the clipped-back point and stamped with maker’s details on one side, folding into the knuckle-guard and locked open by a spring catch along the back, and with rounded ebonised wooden grips (each repaired at the top, some rust patination). 34 cm blade.
Eugénie Licot (1786-1865) is recorded in Namur, Belgium. He is known to have produced items such as corkscrews and razors
This one appears to be missing the trigger mechanism on its hilt. The trigger causes the blade to fold out, and also acts as a safety to prevent the blade from accidentally folding through the opening in the guard.