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RAREST of the RARE!! US Navy Silverplated Cutlery Set in Kings Design Consisting of a Carving Knife (14" overall, 8 1/2" blade) and Carving Fork (11") Ca Great White Fleet, WWI and WWII eras. Museum Quality, Investment Grade Condition. Both the knife blade and fork tines show that beautiful gun metal gray patina indicating the high nickel content used in making stainless steel during the period.

US Navy Cutlery Set - Carving Fork, Knife and Sharpener

US Navy Cutlery Set - Carving Fork, Knife and Sharpener
In museum quality condition - no black pits or pitting, no corrosion, or loss of silverplate on either piece. Some barely noticeable use marks on the handles. All handles are tight and firm. The meat stopper or stay on the carving fork is firm with plenty of spring and tension. The blades, tines, and sharpener and skewer are made of the same nickel steel alloy used to make stainless steel to prevent and corrosion with that sought after gun metal gray patina!

Both the Carving Fork and Knife have the Eagle Clutching Arrows on the top front handle which indicates that these were used in the Captains Mess; the monogram USN is also found on the rear of the handles.
US Navy Cutlery Set - Carving Fork, Knife and Sharpener
US Navy Cutlery Set - Carving Fork, Knife and Sharpener
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US Navy Cutlery Set - Carving Fork, Knife and Sharpener
US Navy Cutlery Set - Carving Fork, Knife and Sharpener
US Navy Cutlery Set - Carving Fork, Knife and Sharpener

Cutlery Set, Kings Design, Captains Mess
Carving Fork and Carving Knife
kings design us navy cutlery carving set great white fleet wwi vintage
Fork and Knife Have Eagle Clutching Arrows for Captains Mess. Museum Quality Investment Grade Condition.
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Below are links to other Antique Nautical and Naval Artifacts which you may be interested in.

Click HERE to our Fully Restored Antique Trunks Re-Used as Fine Nautical Furniture and Navy Retirement Gift - Shadowbox and Uniform Storage!

Click HERE for WWII US Navy Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Covers Restored into Coffee Tables and Desks!

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Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! One of our 100+ Year Old Nautical Antique Trunks can be used for both a Shadow Box and Storage Chest for your Uniforms, Photograph Albums, and Memorabilia!

Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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