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Dart Silver Ltd consistently stocks a broad range of folding sterling silver fruit knives, primarily crafted by Sheffield manufacturers.

Our inventory includes pieces from various assay offices, featuring renowned makers like Thomas Marples, John Yeomans Cowlishaw, George Unite, Edmund BellArthur Worral Staniforth, Hilliard & Thomason, William Needham, Aaron Hadfield and others.

Examples span the Georgian & Victorian periods to the early 20th century, appealing to both seasoned and new collectors, as well as those seeking unique gifts for various occasions.

Silver fruit knives are often sought after by collectors for their historical value, craftsmanship, and decorative appeal. They are appreciated both as functional tools and pieces of art that reflect the artistic trends of their respective periods.

While the use of specialized silverware declined in the 20th century, these knives continue to be crafted by skilled artisans. Some modern designs blend traditional craftsmanship with contemporary styles, appealing to collectors and enthusiasts.

Today, antique silver knives are highly valued by collectors.  Consequently, contemporary artisans continue to create unique pieces inspired by historical designs. The history of silver fruit knives provides a glimpse into the functionality and artistic expression in the world of silverware.

Explore the history and utility of silver fruit knives with us.

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