This knitting sheath is a goose wing knitting sheath type with a slender outline. Made from fruit wood with a fabulous patina and colour. It has an enlarged hole to the top of the turned handle. Carved on the stick is the initials B R 1787 and unusually the name of the village 'Burton'. Probably referring to Burton in Kendal as this slim goosing is a distinctive shape from Cumbria. It measures 28 cm l.