Handsome piece in Hotchkiss & Schreuder's "Medallion" pattern, ca. 1860's-70's. David Hotchkiss and Andrew B. Schreuder were working ca. 1850 in Syracuse, NY, where they were listed together until 1871 when Schreuder is listed alone as silversmith. Apparently, A.B. Schreuder continued to use the H & S mark until 1895-96 when the company was sold to the Syracuse Silver Mfg. Co.
This knife has a satisfying weight in the hand, and could be used as intended, or as a stylish letter opener.
See also our listing for six sterling teaspoons in the same pattern.
Dimensions: 7" length, total weight 35.3 grams, 1.13 troy oz.
Marks: "H & S" and "D. Sanders"
Condition: Some wear to pattern from age and use. (see photos) No dents, splits, or repairs. No monogram.