For your consideration, we have a Samuel Kirk & Son dinner knife. This knife is of the Repousse style, and made from sterling silver.
- One Kirk Stieff Repousse sterling silver 9-3/4″ dinner knife.
- General wear all over from age/use, overall good condition.
- Has been silver cleaned and polished.
- Knife may be newer than 1828.
- This particular knife has the same handle as an 1828 Kirk New French Hollow Knife, but the blade is that of a Kirk Modern Knife, and has no bolster.
- Blade may be newer than the handle and attached later.
Stamped KIRK STERLING HANDLE STAINLESS BLADE.
2.57 Troy Oz.
Samuel Kirk apprenticed as a silversmith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before opening his own shop in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1815. Kirk was known for his sterling silver repoussé work, in which shapes and designs are hammered into a flat piece of metal, such as silver, from behind rather than the front, which is a technique known as chasing. Samuel Kirk & Son or S. Kirk & Son, as the firm was known for much of its history, produced silverware, goblets, pitchers, tea services, and even postal scales. In 1979, Kirk was purchased by the Stieff Company, which renamed itself Kirk Stieff in order to capitalize on Kirk’s longer history. Today, Kirk Stieff, Whiting, Gorham, and other silver brands are owned by Lifetime Brands, which produces its silver products in Puerto Rico. This Samuel Kirk & Son is indeed perfect to any collection!