1) The bones of animals were commonly used by cutlers as handle materials.

In 1713 John Shirtcliffe had 1,000 beefe bones valued at Ł1 10s 0d in his Work Chamber. In 1721 John Woolin had 18 doz. beefbone scale knives, valued at 18 shillings. Sheffield City Museum has on display a bone-handled knife made c.1680.

places Sheffield
dates 1713

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