OOAK Portuguesa, 1967
The one of a kind pen knife necklace is an essential in anyone’s Ax+Apple collection. Sourced throughout wind chasing travels to all corners of the US, each knife is different and whispers tales from its own unique history. Pen knives are small, thin pocket knives originally invented to sharpen the tips of quill pens. These knives were intentionally designed to not interfere with dress clothes. Worn by men and women, they were often attached to the end of a watch fob chain and slipped in a skirt or vest pocket. It has always brought me great joy to breathe new life into these old beauties, continuing tradition from a time when form and functionality regularly met in such a meaningful way. Each one of a kind Ax+Apple knife necklace features a genuine vintage pen knife. No two are the same.
Easy everyday wear with this classic style. Vintage knife hung with a coin from Portugal dated 1967. Chain is a mix of original fob chain + modern silver plated chain. Great weight, great sound when worn, super unisexxy.
Knife: 1 1/2" closed with bale
Coin: 3/4" tall