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Antique English Sheffield Edwardian Carved Wood Handled Bread Knives Knife Set of 2
For consideration is this wonderful pair of antique Sheffield bread knives with carved wood handles. Each knife has the word "bread" carved into its handle. The longer knife is hallmarked with the Sheffield mark as shown.
Sheffield is known the world over for its stainless steel development that took hold in the early 19th Century. Many firms produced pieces like this and the wood bread and butter boards that are so highly collected today.
The longer one has an overall length of 15.25" with a blade length of 9.75". It has "Sheffield England" lettered on the blade.
The shorter knife has an overall length of 11.5" with a blade length of 7". It has "Breadknife" lettered on the blade.
into the handles.
Condition: The wood piece is in sound condition though the carving is worn. The blades are not very sharp and show definite signs of age made patina.
I have a collection of wood handled knives in my kitchen displayed in a faux bois coffee pot (shown last photo). I get compliments on them on a regular basis!