Today’s photo is of a Henry VIII letter opener which is designed to look like a small dagger. I bought this for my husband when I was at the Tower of London in October 2009. My husband is so wonderful putting up with my constant ramblings about Anne and Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII that I just had to get him a little something so he can share my obsession. I saw this letter opener with Holbein’s famous portrait of Henry VIII on it and I knew I just had to get it for hubby. I was so surprised that I was able to get it not only through British customs but also through Australian customs! (Let’s face it, the letter opener is quite sharp and could be used as a dangerous weapon!)
Long story short my husband thinks the letter opener is just great! I have to admit that hubby rather resembles old Henry VIII. He’s just a little taller than Henry was and is just as round (he he he he) and he has a ginger tint to his beard! Very Henry-esque! Over the last two years I have often caught my hubby dashing about the house pretending that the letter opener is a Tudor sword! But shhh don't tell him I told you that!