Stag Antler Sterling Silver Banded Boxed Knives Carving Set Northampton Cutlery Co.
Beautiful boxed three piece stag handled Northampton Co. carving set with sterling silver bands and stainless steel blades in it's original dovetailed wooden fitted box. Deer shed their antlers and grow new ones each year so no deer had to be hurt to make these. Vintage C.1950.
The box measures 15 5/8" x 7 1/4" x 2" and has a pale yellow cloth on the bottom.
The longest knife is 13 1/2" and is marked "stainless" on the blade and "STERLING" on the collar between the blade and handle.
The other knife is 11 3/4" long and is marked "NORTHAMPTON, STAINLESS, Hi-C" on the blade and "STERLING" on the collar between the blade and handle.
The fork is marked "STAINLESS" on the base of the forks and "STERLING" on the collar between the fork part and the handle.
Condition: There are some scratches if you look closely on the larger knife near the edges of the blade that look like they are from sharpening. Otherwise everything is in excellent condition. The box has no scratches and is in excellent condition. The cloth interior of the box has some light soiling that is noticeable if you look closely.
From UMASSAMHERST archives library: "The Northampton Cutlery Company was among the major firms in a region known for high quality cutlery manufacture. Incorporated in 1871 with Judge Samuel L. Hinckley, its largest stockholder, as its first President, the company was located along the Mill River in Northampton, Massachusetts, where operations continued until its closing in 1987."
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Stag Antler Sterling Silver Banded Carving Set Northampton Cutlery Co.
$77 $95 SALE