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I have two knives that I have been researching and cannot locate the patterns online

One indicated 1890 and sterling
Looks like a serving knife

the other is a small knife reads A F towle and sons 12

I have search the replacement sites and other sites online to no avail  the smaller knife has no indication if it is sterling  please see photos  thanks!

Hi, Shelly.

I have looked through all my books and I cannot find these patterns.  Consider posting your question and picture on the forum at A number of experts participate and perhaps one will recognize your patterns.

Sorry i could not help.

Best wishes,


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Jim Stringer


I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at I also author a blog at and write articles about silver at ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........


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