Three antique treen knitting sheaths all with different special features.
The top one is a glorious antique treen goose wing knitting sheath made from yew wood. This lifts this knitting sheath into a different category, the yew wood has a great patina. typical
of this wood. There is some X decoration to the handle.
It measures 30.5 cm l Dates from around 1820/30.
The middle knitting sheath is also a goose wing knitting sheath type but very different with its long slender outline. Made from fruit wood, again 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.
The third antique treen knitting sheath, rectangular in section with a straight shaft, having a diagonal slot for the cow-band. Decorated with X incised decoration and unusually a very early date , of 1726 to the end of the sheath, just at the start of George II reign. It measures 17 cm l
These three antique treen knitting sheaths all have the same function but all quite different in appearance.
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