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TGS

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iconnumber posted 12-13-1999 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have acquired a couple of nice old knives which had been advertised as having coin silver blades...the handles are mother of pearl. Upon examination I am beginning to wonder if the blades are, in fact, coin silver. They are extremely springy.
The hall marks on the blade are inside what looks like a rolling pin except the cylindrical portion is concave. One "handle" shows a rooster (not an eagle) the middle section has T & W (horizontally) and the other handle has a smither. The only maker I can associate with these might be Tifft and Whiting but my main concern is whether the blades are in fact coin silver. I have a set of coin silver knives and altho they are somewhat springy they are not as flexible as these are...albeit that these are thinner by about half. Any thoughts on my purchase?

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Ted

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iconnumber posted 12-13-1999 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ted     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First, Tift & Whiting is probably correct. I believe that mark to be that of tift & Whiting. This being the case the blades are almost assuredly coin. In fact, the springy flexability, is the best indicator there is. What else could it be? Not plate or it would be more rigid. Sterling is a possibility but usually would be marked. I think you have coin blades.
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