Unusual Vintage Large Knife/Fork In Leatherette Case
Size: In case: Approx. 18 Inches L x 3-1/2 Inches W. Knife: 12-1/4 Inches L x 3-1/2 Inches W at the hilt. The blade is:7-1/2 Inches L Fork: 10-1/2 Inches L x 3 Inches W at the Hilt.
Both the Blade and the top of the tines of the fork are incised INDIA.
Condition Issues: There are several minor spots of rust on the tines and two larger rust spots on one of the tine about the size of a dime. They are not deep. There is a small rust spot on the very tip of the knife. The leatherette has worn spots on the case in the front. This is shown on one of the photos. There are approx. 8 small worn spots and one larger worn place about 1-1/2 Inches L x 2/8 of an Inch. There are also some small white spots on the leatherette mostly in the center design area. But all in all the case is in good condition and the worn spots are not loose.
The metal Areas have good patina and age spots on them. The metal feet on the bottom of the case have INDIA incised into them. The leatherette on the bottom of the case is in very good condition. Also the leatherette handles of the knife and fork are in very good condition and have designs.
The case has a locking devise with the metal insert through the hilt of the knife and fork. I believe the metal is a brass coated iron or steel.