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A Cheese sampler belonging to Robert Sainsbury. The handle consists of dark wooden ends inserted into a brass grip. The tang of the sampler is inserted into the grip. Upon the tang are inscribed 'HERBERTS & SONS, WEST SMITHFIELD'. On the reverse of the tang is written within an oval, 'HISLOP, EDINb' next to this are '2F'.

The sampler is placed within a leather holder to protect it. At the open end there is a number '2' embossed. The sheath has been shaped to hold the sampler.