This is a 1900's Victorian Silver-Plated Metal Knife Rest. It has ends on it that are like Playing the Children's Game Jacks. These are really a must have for the holiday tables. The knife rest prevents the knife from making a mess on your tablecloth, knives tend to fall off the edge of plates, no matter how careful we try to be. It measures 3 1/4" in length and 1 1/4" the ends. This Knife Rest is in excellent condition.