Chinese Eating Set (Trousse) Knife Chopsticks - 14145
A Chinese ‘trousse’ (eating set), comprising a knife and chopsticks. This type of sets was very common in china and in all the countries under the Chinese influence from Tibet to Mongolia. It was part of a man formal dress up to the turn of the 20th century and usually accompanied with a variety of accessories like pickle spear, toothpicks, tweezers and the like. Similar sets are found in various sizes and quality. This one is a good quality one. The slender blade is 5 1 /2 inches long. The grip and the scabbard are wood covered with tortoise shell material with ivory pommel cover. Chopsticks are bone. Total length 10 1/2 inches. Very good condition.