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markings on fish knives

Postby fishknife » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:14 am

I'm trying to find out something about the markings on some fish knives I have but am not getting very far, any help would be appreciated.
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Re: markings on fish knives

Postby oel » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:47 am

Hi welcome to the forum.

EPNS A in gothic letters for: Electro Plated Nickel Silver . The A is a quality indicator..EPNS stands for "Electro Plated Nickel Silver". Nickel Silver (or occasionally stainless steel) is the base metal onto which silver is plated. Despite its name, Nickel Silver contains no silver at all, but is an alloy of Nickel, Zinc & Copper.

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Re: markings on fish knives

Postby fishknife » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:19 pm

Thanks for that. I misread it entirely - I thought it was a symbol followed by BASA.

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Re: markings on fish knives

Postby PCT3 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:59 am

Below the EPNS A1 mark on my Sheffield teapot, the number 836 is stamped. Can you tell me what that signifies?? Thank you, PCT3

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Re: markings on fish knives

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:52 am

No, we can't, although we normally guess that it's probably a pattern number or some other form of internal factory identification number, the significance of which has been lost and was probably not very important anyway.

In future please start a new topic for posts which do not directly follow on from the previous subject.

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