Christofle 19th c. Dinner Knife with Original Blade
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Continental flatware tends to be larger scaled than American and that is the case with this 10 3/8" long dinner knife made by France's Cristofle. The comparable American piece would be identified as a banquet knife.
It is a 19th century item in an unknown pattern. There is a handsome, period "LKB" monogram.
The blunt end, carbon steel blade is original and marked "Christofle a Paris." The ferrule on the silverplate handle is stamped "Cristofle."
The condition is good. The blade is intact and free of bends or nicks, but is heavily stained. The handle is without splits or dents, and tight with the blade, but shows surface wear.