Item D14 - Nobles Mfg. Co. Patent Adjustable Draw Knife 10” 

This distinctive draw knife has handles that adjust up and down to change the effective cutting angle of the blade in the hand. This was the 1857 patent (No. 18877) of Richard N. Watrous. Watrous later became a worker in the brace manufactury of Milton Nobles ( and worked there through the 1860s and into the 70s. Watrous may have made the brace later on his own (I've seen at least one marked with just the Watrous name), but they later were produced by the James Swan Co for a number of years. This solid example is marked “Nobles Manfg. Co – 10 - “. It is in clean condition without pitting. The walnut handles have brass ferrules and are tight and good. The edge length is 10 inches, and the overall wingspan is 17”. It is a desirable draw knife and is easily in Good+ Condition 



 Price -   $45.00

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