Very Good Chinese Eating Set (Trousse) Knife Chopsticks - 11561
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 has a 6 ½ inches finely forged laminated blade and bone grips. Scabbard is wood covered with yellow dyed Sting Ray skin and brass mounts. Chopsticks are bone. Total length 12 inches. Very good condition. One grip is cracked but hold solid. .