An antique treen knitting sheath carved from one piece of wood in the shape of a blade with handle. This antique treen knitting sheath has so much to offer from the wire twisted handle to the carved bible book inlaid with HOLY BIBLE with a heart to the reverse and the initials AHW all with red paint/wax or ink, this method of decoration is described in Peter Brears book as exceptional. It doesn't stop there though there is a verse all in red saying 'Thy word have i hid in my heart that i may not sin against the"  presumably meant thee but ran out of room for the extra "e", to the blade. There are some initials to the front of the blade HMC with some red wax dot decoration.

A real piece of Folk Art.......

There is some loss of red wax to the dot decoration.

It measures 22cm l x 3cm w at the bible x 1.5cm d

A Rare Knitting Sheath with Carved Bible & Verse

    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.


    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532


    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.


    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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