Here is to your consideration A Sterling Handle Stainless Blade Rose Point Knife from R. Wallace 2nd half of the 19 c.
The pattern is very gracious and elegant featuring a single rose, leaves and scrolls.
Robert Wallace (b.1815) was a son of Scottish immigrants, who worked in silver.
He started his carrier in silver as an apprentice to spoon maker Captain William Mix, well known craftsman.
Wallace opened his own workshop in 1833, focusing in silver spoons.
In 1849 he began adding other forms of flatware.
The knife measures:
L- 8 7/8”
W- 1 ¼”
77.2 g (2.725 oz.)
It has some age related scratches and at the bottom part of the handle there are several intentionally made scratches- someone was brutally testing, if the knife was really not silver plate. (See photos)
The knife is not cleaned.
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