Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and squared bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into a wooden tapered block handle with straight sides and a rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a brass pin. Metal has scratches and minor discoloration. Wood has small crack on underside near bolster. Brass is corroded.
Blade is stamped: “SOUTH RIVER CUTLERY Co/CONWAY MASS”
Maker is the South River Cutlery Company, in business 1851-1858 in Conway, Massachusetts.
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