This is such a pretty Sterling silver master butter or cheese knife.
This master butter knife is the right angle twist variety, designed to perch elegantly on a butter or cheese plate. It is in the HKS11 pattern by Hotchkiss and Schreuder. This New York based firm was active ca 1850. This knife is monogrammed M. D. It measures 7 1/2" long and is in extremely good condition.