English Victorian toothkey with chequered ebony handle and steel shaft, stamped mark ‘MATTHEWS’
Cross hatched oval cylindrical bolster, the claw with quick release sprung bolt, button pull at the dog-leg, opening the two claw slots.
A small chip to the edge of the ebony handle, otherwise in very good sound condition.
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