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A stab in the dark: Conserving a mysterious knife at West Dean

Posted on 10th May 2019

Zora Sanders takes us through her investigation into a mysterious knife; as she tries to uncover its origins and purpose.

When I began my studies in Metalwork Conservation at West Dean last October, the first object I was given to treat appeared to be a fairly ordinary knife. Which just goes to show that looks can be deceptive....

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