This is an inexpensive copy of a traditional knife from the south of France. Although this specific knife cannot be documented to the 18th century, the blade style can be found in many archeological digs with French provenances. The bolsters are brass and the scales (handles) are dark horn. Note the decoration on the front part of the spring (shown below the knife) which represents either a fly or a bee, depending on what legend you care to pick. You will also note that the blade has small decorative notches. Opened, the knife is about 8 inches long.