Perhaps used as a trade sign of sorts by a knife maker? Or maybe as a stage prop? Or perhaps someone just wanted to carve a knife. In any case, a pretty satisfying object, definitely with some good years on it, and feels great to hold and wield!
15 1/2" l x 2" w x 1 3/4" d, carved from one piece of wood, and in very good condition, with a little paint loss here and there and perhaps a little dulling to the point!