12 COIN HOLLOW-HANDLE 'OVAL THREAD' KNIVES
A classic mid-19th century pattern of the coin period, 'Oval Thread' appears with marks by most makers and retailers. The blades are even, without waviness, bites or burrs; the handles are firm, with no splits. There is no pitting. Wear is commensurate with their 150+ years, and have been well cared for. An anchor, Victorian head, and lion are stamped on the blades, indicating a New York maker. The name Phelps is lightly engraved on the handles in period script. The knives are a hair over 8 in. in length and their total weight is 530 g. It is rare to find 12 matching knives in this condition.