Top Quality Victorian Stag Horn Handle Carver Set in original box by JOSEPH HAYWARD & Company of Sheffield, England. This company was established in 1840 and this particular set has the Victorian Date Lozenge on each piece dating the set to March 1881. The Knife shows no sign of ever having been sharpened or 'honed'. It has a V shaped cut in the blade near the tip which we think was for starting off the 'cut'...there are also purpose made 'cuts' to the top of the blade near the handle....possibly a thumb grip.The box is intact although a tad loose on the hinges and the fastening clip is missing. One of the nicest Carver Sets we have seen.
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