What is it used for and period

What was this used for? - PHOTO REQUIRED
bread_baby
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:59 am

What is it used for and period

Postby bread_baby » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:41 am

Fork made of steel with decorative fire? gilding. Decorations include flowers that look like roses and two fishes crossing each other. Very shallow engravings of roses en fishes throughout. The most left prong is extra wide and has a sharp left side.
The handle is made of silver with Dutch mark from 1860-1893, however I suspect it is not the original handle.

Size: 30cm / 12inch, total length.

How would such a fork be called and when was it used?

Image

dognose
Site Admin
Posts: 39918
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:53 pm
Location: England

Re: What is it used for and period

Postby dognose » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:06 am


juantotree
contributor
Posts: 264
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:17 pm

Re: What is it used for and period

Postby juantotree » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:17 am

Hi

Seems a bit long to be used as an amputee fork/knife. Maybe it was designed as a serving piece.

Martin

dognose
Site Admin
Posts: 39918
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:53 pm
Location: England

Re: What is it used for and period

Postby dognose » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:46 am

Ah! But what if the amputee is serving the food? :))))

Trev.

bread_baby
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:59 am

Re: What is it used for and period

Postby bread_baby » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 am

That is so cool.

Tested the edge on my nail and it is too dull to catch like a knife. Although I think it certainly is meant to slice something.

Image


Return to “Mystery Objects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests