execution knife

Knife for execution. Flat, single edged, iron alloy, blade with scalloped back, ending in a crescent, decorated with incised lines. Brass covered wooden grip with a double pommel covered in brass studs. Coated with a greasy substance. Said to be over a 100 years old.

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