Knight Time

Belgian Art Nouveau Heavy Cast Brass Letterknife with Armored Knight Handle (LEO Design)

An armored night stands atop this Belgian Art Nouveau heavy cast brass letter knife, a souvenir from Belle Epoch Brussels.  Part of the allure of Art Nouveau was its "reviving" of earlier, local culture, literature or mythology.  The Gothic—the Medieval—was a popular choice in several Western countries.  This handsome fellow will add a touch of Gothic Glamour to one's desk.  It is also a practical gift—sure to remind the user of a generous friend each time a letter is opened.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248