I'll give you a bit of help. It's total length is about 35cms, more or less.
No, but if you were very rich you might have one for that.
The best way to get information about plants and the most entertaining is to go on a tour of a botanic garden like the Bristol University one with a volunteer guide or the Curator or one of the horticultural staff and do not be shy about asking questions that bother you. Next weekend is the Bee weekend in Bristol and all sorts will be going on including talks about bees. I like just to amble round reading the excellent information boards and finding the plants they mention with my camera which is an extra eye really.It is open 10 till 4,30 and has refreshments so you can amuse yourself for hours. There is a Ritz of a bug hotel too to take home pics of insects to look up. Tv could never compete with that for entertainment.
Nope. Come on you lot! Somebody said the internet and books held all the answers! Get a move on.
It's a burnishing tool for gold leaf work
It is indeed. It's a dog-tooth agate burnisher, specifically used by bookbinders and this one dates to the 19th Century. The handle is modern.
Did you know that because you rummaged around on the internet or because somebody passed the information on to you personally?
What type of cake do you like?