This painted flax knife has the early date of 1846 and is initialed H. The Swedish style rose painting features very lovely greens, oranges, yellow, and black. Scutching knives were only painted on one side and were meant to hang on the wall. This was their description: "This "Slakt-Kniv is a Swedish family knife dated 1846 H. D, (Harald Nilssons Daughter), with original painted flowers.This is a bride's wedding present on her marriage. One of the most sought after artifacts in Scandinavian. Utilitarian flax tools were part of the farm's equipment and were used to batter flax, loosening the fibers for spinning into linen thread. This is a decorative example of a farm tool traditionally made by a groom for his bride to be. Measures 20 1/4 inches long x 4 1/2 inches wide x 7/8 inches deep. Very nice condition and colors for it's age and displays beautifully! Thank you for looking, questions are welcome. All items are from a smoke and pet free home. We take pride in our many clearly focused photographs. Please study all pictures as they are part of the description. The item "Swedish Flax Knife 1846 Initials Rose Painted From Sweden Scandinavia Scutching" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "old-cedar-house" and is located in Okemos, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.