Oak leaves with the name George H. There are also two snakes twisting around the blade. I believe it is bronze but not sure. I cannot find another one like it to compare it to.
Please see all pics for condition, more pics available upon request. The item "Antique Engraved Etched Bronze Dagger Letter Opener Snakes Unique GEORGE H. HOWE" is in sale since Saturday, September 26, 2020.
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