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Knife case of leather; moulded; incised and stamped decoration depicting foliage and a knight, lady and lion under a canopy. The case contai...

Knife case of leather; moulded; incised and stamped decoration depicting foliage and a knight, lady and lion under a canopy. The case contai...

found in a 15th century waste-pit in the city of Deventer. There's also a contemporary descriptive handwriting of razors that says:"Die sceersen om te barbieren wt Almaengien getekent metter sterren ende metter ekelen zyn de beste."  In English:"The razors (or blades) for shaving (barbering) from Germany marked with stars or with acorns are the best."  The star can be seen in the picture, just below the crook in the back. Like the acorn, it's a smith's mark and a sign of quality.    The…

found in a 15th century waste-pit in the city of Deventer. There's also a contemporary descriptive handwriting of razors that says:"Die sceersen om te barbieren wt Almaengien getekent metter sterren ende metter ekelen zyn de beste." In English:"The razors (or blades) for shaving (barbering) from Germany marked with stars or with acorns are the best." The star can be seen in the picture, just below the crook in the back. Like the acorn, it's a smith's mark and a sign of quality. The…

Germanischen Nationalmuseum Nürnberg | Objektkatalog

Germanischen Nationalmuseum Nürnberg | Objektkatalog

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