Category: handkerchief cutter

British Handkerchief Cutter, 19th Century 19th…

British Handkerchief Cutter, 19th Century
19th century Wilkinson Handkerchief cutter sword with shagreen grip and an un-associated scabbard, 100 cm in length.
Used in The Great Handkerchief Wars. Also used for sword feats to demonstrate cutting skill and blade sharpness. Sword feats were often incorporated into a larger “Assault of Arms” which would also feature fencing with various swords, singlesticks, and bayonets.

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British Lead Cutter and Handkerchief Cutter, 19th Century

Two swords used for demonstrating feats of arms; a lead cutter and a handkerchief cutter. Both swords are located in the Foot Guards Museum, London.

victoriansword: A Handkerchief Cutter By Wilkinson, Pall Mall,…

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A Handkerchief Cutter

By Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, Early 20th Century. With curved single-edged blade of flattened diamond section etched ‘Handkerchief Cutter’ on a foliated scroll on one side at the forte, hilt comprising flat ovoidal brass guard with spherical terminals, stepped pommel with button, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its leather scabbard with brass chape (damaged, now reinforced along one side). 82.5 cm. blade

Handkerchief cutters were used for sword feats, often demonstrated at assaults at arms.