The knife grinder. Colour Lithography by Joseph Lanzedelli, around 1810. Publishing house: Jeremias Bermann, Vienna. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Der Scherenschleifer. Farblithographie von Joseph Lanzedelli, um 1810. Verlag: Jeremias Bermann, Wien.]
Italy, Lombardy, Milan, Civica Raccolta delle Stampe Achille Bertarelli, All, A knife grinder in via Larga in Milan sharpens knives and blades with a grinding wheel; he wears a beard and a hat; in the background the city; the dominant colours are red and blue,
'The Cutler', 1823. Knife blades are shaped at a forge in the background and sharpened on a grindstone turned by a wheel operated by the boy on the right. Handles would be attached and finished knives would be presented in a fitted wooden box like the one on the table at left. From The Book of English Trades. (London, 1823).
Etching by Scottish artist Walter Geikie (1795-1837) showing people waiting for the knife-grinder to sharpen their knives. One of a collection of works published posthumously in 1841 in Geikie�s �Etchings Illustrative of Scottish Character and Scenery�.