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iconnumber posted 07-29-2007 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hello everybody,

This knife I bought in a store, hardly I could find a mark, but there is one stamped in the handle of the knife. (it seems like a flower?) The knife has no other stamps, but I'm curious about this one. The top of the handle is hammered, the cutting surface is worse sharped. It has to be a knife made in the Netherlands (stainless steel is mentioned in the dutch language in the cutting surface)

I hope someone recognize this one and can will inform me by which factory it is made and perhaps which period?

This is the second question from this side today and I look forward to any message, thanks a lot.


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iconnumber posted 07-31-2007 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The design of the handle looks 1920s-30s, while the hammered surface is a carryover from arts and crafts taste...sorry I can't help on the mark, tho' it doesn't strike me as like the Dutch marks I've seen on 19th-century stuff.

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iconnumber posted 07-31-2007 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does it say on the knife blade?

Frequently, carving pieces were not made by silver companies, which is where this gets confusing. They were made by knife companies, and the blade is what gives us a clue to the maker. This mark is one I have seen on cutlery, never could figure it out.

My guess is that is a European maker of cutting blades who picked up silver handles from somewhere. Or might have made them up in their own factory.

Cutlery handle patterns are used for very long periods of time. The maker is selling his great blade; the handle is an afterthought.

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2007 05:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you a lot Ulysses Dietz and Dale for the clear information and I'm helped a lot with it.

Not every silver mark can be explained, but the information about the subject is good.

I collect silver for just a couple of months, but first try to find information at the internet websites myself.

I've just bought a EP spoon from Harrison Brothers & Howson (1862-1909) only I couldn't find the city name of production for it. In a shield stand the letter A and I think it is Birmingham? The other spoon was from "Christofle" and I found out that it was a french production only the stamp I couldn't find out, but that I will ask another time (with photo included). I'm interested for instance in which time this one is made?

I mention the website where I've found good information, it is: electroplatesilver WZ.html Perhaps you already knew this one, but it helped me a lot.

I can't buy many books about silver they are very expensive.

The silver I collect is not expensive, because when you look for instance in second hand stores you can buy sometimes nice things for low prices.

So the collection is growing slowly, but I enjoy to look at it every day.
Success with the hobby,
greetings from silverhunter.

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