At 8" long, this beautiful pewter paper knife/letter opener features a detailed sculpted design on the hilt, inspired by the art from the illuminated manuscripts of the Book of Kells, specifically the Celtic 'icovellavna' knotted arrangement. Also available in Claddagh design.
The Celtic designs seen on our products are taken from the Kells manuscripts, the most famous Irish artefact. Celtic symbols and designs have been around for centuries, and were first found on Ogham stones, in manuscripts drawn/written by the monks or in old monasteries around Ireland.
The design is that of the Claddagh taken from the famous love symbol designed in the town of Claddagh, Co. Galway by Richard Joyce back in the year 1689. The design is often used for wedding rings as it is based on the ring that Richard made for his bride to be. The symbolisms are "hands for friendship", "heart for love" and "crown for loyalty".