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Victorian Sheffield carving set 925, irvoy, stag 1880

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Victorian Sheffield carving set 925, irvoy, stag 1880
The finest 3 piece carving set we've ever come across. Etched on the side of side of the carbon steel blade: "H. CROMWELL Criterion, SHEFFIELD". The sharpening steel and long-tined meat fork (with pivoting rest) match the knife in design, materials and masterly workmanship. Each implement's handle has elaborated-chased hallmarked Sterling endcaps nestled next to mellow aged ivory ferrules. These flank handsome old stag horn grips of great character. The opulence and scale of these implements (the knife measures 16") are impressive and must have dazzled the guests. They have been well-used but not abused. The scimitar blade has not been honed to death like many old ones you see. They are all solid and tight at the handles, and aside from a couple of age cracks in the ivory ferrules they are perfect.

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