need help identifying this antique

QueenSheebaDecember 9, 2012

My Grandmother gave this to me yesterday, she said it belonged to my Grandfathers Grandmother, which makes it from the 1800s. Unfortunately i really don't know much about it, i'm guessing its some sort of letter opener, although i could be wrong. It has some writing on it, i think it says 'english make' and the initials 'W.D'.
Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think it's a "pipe scraper", although way fancier than the usual ones. You scrape the gunk out of the pipe with the blade end.

They usually came in sets with a tamper for mashing the tobacco down so it burned evenly.

Look up "pipe nail", "pipe tamper" and "pipe scraper"

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 8:07AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Assistance regarding Lofisa Porcelain
Can anyone shed some light on this piece? I bought...
Three crown stamp on fork: Swedish or U.S.?
Any idea on the age or authenticity of this brass fork...
Need Help to ID Native American Jewelry Bracelet
I picked this up at local garage sale and thought it...
W H Grindley Satin White
Can someone help me to identify the pattern? The stamp...
camelback sofa
Hello there - could anyone help me to identify the...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™