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Knives

Silver Handled Knives, Skewers and Carving Sets
The word “cutlery is used generically today to describe all knives, forks and spoons however it was originally used solely for knives and other related cutting instruments. The origin of the word “cutlery” comes from the old French word “coutelier. By the 18th century the provincial English town of Sheffield had become an international centre of the cutlery industry making knives with hollow silver handles that were stamped in two halves, soldered together and inserted with a steel knife blade. Nowadays the original steel blades are often replaced with stainless steel blades which are easier to maintain.

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Knives

Silver Handled Knives, Skewers and Carving Sets
The word “cutlery is used generically today to describe all knives, forks and spoons however it was originally used solely for knives and other related cutting instruments. The origin of the word “cutlery” comes from the old French word “coutelier. By the 18th century the provincial English town of Sheffield had become an international centre of the cutlery industry making knives with hollow silver handles that were stamped in two halves, soldered together and inserted with a steel knife blade. Nowadays the original steel blades are often replaced with stainless steel blades which are easier to maintain.

  • 1782

    William Sumner

    9607 Antique Silver Skewer

    £350

    An attractive antique silver meat skewer with decorative ring handle. Can also be used as a letter opener. Uninscribed. Weight 61 grams, 1 troy ounce. Length 24.5 cm. London 1782. Maker probably William Sumner.

  • 1798

    William Ely

    9597 Antique Silver Skewer

    £350

    A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle. Can also be used as a letter opener. Uninscribed. Weight 133 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Length 35 cm. London 1798. Maker William Ely II.

  • 1806

    Arthur Murphy

    7098 Antique Irish Silver Skewer

    £235

    A good quality antique Dublin silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Could be used as a letter opener.. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Length 31 cm. Dublin 1806. Maker Arthur Murphy.

  • 1829

    Jonathan Hayne

    7273 Antique Silver Skewer

    £275

    A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Suitable for use as a paper knife. Weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Length 32.5 cms. London 1829. Maker Jonathan Hayne.

  • Circa 1880

    Harrison Brothers & Howson Ltd

    9704 Antique Silver Knives

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    A set of 8 antique sterling silver knives in the popular Kings pattern with steel blades. 8 dinner knives, length 28cm. The steel blades are marked “Sansom & Sons”. The silver handles are stamped for Sheffield. Circa 1880. Makers stamp “HH” for Harrison Bros & Howsen. Sterling silver.

  • 1925

    Spink & Son

    9387 Vintage Silver Knives

    £550

    A set of sterling silver knives with stainless steel blades. Smart plain styled handles with shell shaped ends. 6 dinner knives, length 25.8 cm, and 6 dessert knives, length 22.6 cm. London 1925. Maker Spink & Son.

  • 1927

    Charles Boynton

    10105 Vintage Silver Knives for 12

    £750

    A good set of 12 silver handled dinner and dessert knives with stainless steel blades. Smart plain styled handles. Each has a decorative monogram in distinctive lettering. The dinner knives have spatula shaped blades and the dessert knives have pointed blades. The silver handles are unfilled. Length 25/21.5cm. Sheffield 1927. Maker Charles Boyton & Son Ltd.

  • 2001 - 2005

     

    9804 Art Deco Silver Knives

    £495

    A vintage set of 12 silver knives with stainless steel blades. Art deco design with solid silver geometric style, plain handles. Stainless steel blades. 6 dinner knives and 6 dessert knives. Sheffield 2001/2/5. Various makers. Sterling silver.

  • 2002

    United Cutlery

    9798 Art Deco Silver Knives

    £495

    A vintage set of 12 silver knives with stainless steel blades. Art deco design with sterling silver geometric style, plain handles. The stainless steel blades have the United Cutlery logo. 6 dinner knives, length 24cm, and 6 dessert knives, length 21.5cm. Sheffield 2002. Maker United Cutlery. Sterling silver.

    Other matching sets available #9801 and #9804

  • 2010

     

    9801 Art Deco Silver Knives

    £495

    A vintage set of 12 silver knives with stainless steel blades. Art deco design with geometric style, plain handles. The stainless steel blades have no logo stamp. 6 dinner knives, length 24.2cm, and 6 dessert knives, length 22cm. Sheffield 2010. Maker “WT”. Sterling silver.

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