Pewter pistol grip letter opener
A cast pewter pistol grip handled letter opener with a straight stiletto shaped stainless steel blade for lasting relative sharpness and longevity. Cast, chased, and polished by hand in Sheffield by the pewter-smiths of A R Wentworth at the still family run workshops founded in 1949. First produced in the bronze age pewter is an alloy of mostly tin with copper and antimony (no lead these days!) for hardness. About 21cm in overall length.