James Bell and Anna Wyeth have taken to social media to share the interesting find, which was uncovered as a result of renovations being done to their house.
Whilst working on the project, builder Chris stumbled across a Jon Engstrong Barrel knife within the wall cavity. The owners assume that the knife was most likely lost by a labourer when the house was originally built.
The family is unsure about the future plans for the knife, however, they have received a couple of offers from people wanting to buy it from them. James and Anna also quite like the idea of keeping the knife with the house.
Anna has told Island Echo:
“To unearth the knife from between the walls of our home was so interesting. At first it looked like nothing but cleaning it up revealed the wooden handle and the engraving in the blade.
“I’m fascinated by the thought of who last held it, what their life was like, what were they wearing. I can imagine he was frustrated to loose his knife.
“I assume a Swedish knife – one of the first of its kind in design – wasn’t easy to get hold of back then and was probably a prized possession. If only I could let him know it’s been found!”