Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece fitted into the top of a square block ivory handle with rounded butt. Scratched and discolored overall, yellowed ivory, deep crack down center of handle.
Blade is stamped: “V R/JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS/CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY”; with their trademark, the Maltese cross and star.
Maker is Joseph Rodgers & Sons, active 1682-1971 in Sheffield, England.
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