This ruby red dessert server in the Avon Cape Cod pattern is often referred to by collectors as a cake knife. The original design called for a glass handle but problems occurred connecting the stainless steel Regent Sheffield blade, so the handle was made by Wheaton out of plastic to match the Cape Cod design. It was produced only from 1981-84. The length of the server is 9.5". The blade needs a little polishing, and there are two pinprick scratches on the plastic that are barely noticeable. A must addition for your Avon 1876 Cape Cod Collection.