delicate silk bags were used to store needlework projects and tools. The handle also serves as a sheath to protect the point. It unscrews, reverses, and then screws back into the handle for use.
The ivory is nicely carved with a basketweave design and everything screws together perfectly. Aside from a small surface crack at the top, it's in excellent working condition. It measures 2 1/2" long closed and 3 1/8" open and was bought in England