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16th century notation knife

Time Period: 16th century

Year: 2015

Materials: steel, brass, wood, ivory, gold


Josh Davis Reproductions 16th century notation knife

Notation knives are a series of Renaissance serving pieces decorated with musical inscriptions that are housed in museums and private collections around the world. This one specifically is based on an original currently in The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The blade is acid etched to match the music notation on the original, and the grip consists of many pieces of ivory (legally sourced), wood, and brass. The gold accents on the blade are applied gold leaf. I have included a couple pictures for reference to the original. 



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