Celtic Knotwork Paper Knife / Athame
Celtic Knotwork paperknife – this paperknife has a pewter handle with embossed design and open knotwork on a chrome-plated steel blade.
The Celts used knotwork to decorate many of their artifacts. To them, the intricate patterns woven into spirals and knots symbolise the continuity of life.
Handle width: 25mm, Length: 73mm. Overall length (inc. blade) 200mm
Lifetime guarantee by the manufacturer in Cornwall, UK. Information included with your piece.
Pewter is a malleable metal made of tin, copper and antimony. It melts at around 260 degrees Celsius and can be cast into vulcanised rubber moulds which only deteriorate slowly over many casts.
St.Justin's casts their jewellery and gifts using this method and then painstakingly go through a fettling process to remove any surplus material and casting lines. Each piece is polished and any findings or gemstones are fitted before packing. The whole operation is very labour intensive requiring skills that take many years to perfect.
Pewter is a high quality, durable and affordable alternative to silver.