A Polish (Galician) brit milah (circumcision) set
knife, 1794; wooden engraved case 1793
the box completely hand-carved of sandalwood; divided into two partitions, one compartment for the knife and the other compartment for the flask (missing). Box has a Hebrew date of 1793 on the front center, flanked by two birds with an additional two birds by lid and the reverse displaying two stylized griffins. With period brassware and handmade nails. All connected with two brass latches and loop that are period, corresponding to the date.
length of knife 12.2 cm (4-3/4 in)
width of shield 4.5 cm (1-3/4 in)
length of box 20 cm (8 in)