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Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon
Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon
Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon
Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon
Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon
Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon
Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon

Antique Black Forest Picnic Cutlery Etui Travel Mess Kit, Folding Knife, Spoon

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A most unusual find, this is an early folding picnic cutlery set with horn handles, still in the old travel case. The maker is stamped on the spoon and reads, Slater Bro. I bought this folding cutlery set in France, but it's obviously either English (likely) or possibly an early American set. Were it French, it would read "freres" rather than bro for brothers. Dates to about 1850-80, steel blade on the knife. Wonderful woodland feel to the set with those natural horn/antler handles. The case is still in fine condition for age, and is a very interesting set, all told. A great gift for a hunter, mountain man or lady. Or just to expand your cutlery collection. I've never seen another set like this.

Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The blade of the folding knife shows a little of the usual pitting to the old steel. The spoon must be silver plated, as it shows none. No marks to indicate maker other than the stamped "Slater Bros" on the neck of the folding spoon. I suppose it might have had a fork, though the fitting holds the two pieces perfectly as it is. Measurements are all noted on the photos.