S. Kirk & Son Tea Knives - Set of 12


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Fine, stylish sterling silver vintage tea knife set made in 1830 by S. Kirk & Son. Tea knives were originally used as a pry tool for Pu'er tea, brick tea, and compressed tea, but today are commonly used for spreading anything from hummus to honey butter on rolls or crackers. Two sets of 12 Tea Knives are available with one set measuring 7 3/4 in. long, 25.02 total troy ounces and the other set of 12 tea knives measure 7 3/8 in. long, 21.76 total troy ounces. Blades are sterling on both sets. If purchasing only one set, please specify desired measurement. We recommend using 2 of our Tarnish Preventive 6-Piece Silver Place Setting Cloth https://www.etsy.com/listing/779216236 for easy space saving storage.

Originally Kirk & Smith, the company was founded in Baltimore Maryland in 1815 by Samuel Kirk and John Smith. Henry Child Kirk, joined their team in 1846 and the company name was changed to Samuel Kirk & Son. Charles D. and Clarence E. Kirk joined the company in 1861 but left following the Civil War. After his father's death in 1872, Henry Child Kirk ran the company alone until his son, Henry Child Kirk Jr., became his partner in 1890. An American classic, S. Kirk & Son became revered for their family heritage of fine silver craftsmanship.

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