SX4387 : Detail of carved knife showing IXL feature

taken 5 years ago, near to Stowford, Devon, Great Britain

Detail of carved knife showing IXL feature
Detail of carved knife showing IXL feature
A curious detail, only just visible in the photo, was added to the knife blade - the letters IXL which Hems adopted for his own self-promotion (indicting his proud boast... namely:- "I excel"). The letters, with an asterisk as in I*XL, were initially a corporate mark formally registered to his mother's Wostenholm family who ran a large and very successful Sheffield firm of cutlers. SX4387 : Bench end - St. John the Baptist

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Harry Hems as a young boy had been unsuccessfully apprenticed to his grandparent's firm of cutlers but abandoned it to take up an apprenticeship with a Sheffield woodcarver.
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Tuesday, 5 March, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4328 8700 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.6917N 4:13.1255W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4328 8700
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