Blade stamped 'Davis London'
Silver gilt, with topaz, ivory and felt-lined case
Loaned by The British Museum (1922, 10-12, 1)
©Copyright The Trustees of The British Museum
Given to the British Museum by Dr Abraham Cohen, 1922
The circumcision of baby boys is an essential part of the Jewish faith. It signifies the covenant between God and Israel and the admission of the child into the House of Israel. After circumcision the child is given his Hebrew name.