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  1. McKerrell of Hillhouse
    McKerrell of Hillhouse July 13, 2017 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    fish was eaten in uper class society using two forks, knives of the 19th century and earlier were of steel, not stainless, the non stainless steel would taint the fish hence the use of 2 forks. Fish knives and forks tend to be non u. I have tried 2 forks, quie simple, but use silver fork and stainless steel blade.
    Soup spoons are also non u antique sets, old family soilver used table spoons for soop.
    It is all really fashion, and old family traditions.
    A friend made a comment when I suggested an under and over shotgun instead of the traditional side by side.

  2. Andre Fernandes
    Andre Fernandes February 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm | | Reply


    I have a Vintage fish knife fork splice set; placed a in an original wooden box. Looking to sell it.

    Do I send you a few pictures to be appraised and sold on your website.

    Andre Fernandes
    +44 7488295177

    1. AC Silver
      AC Silver March 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm | | Reply

      Hello Andre, I am afraid we don’t offer appraisals. I would advise you to take the item to your nearest auction house for appraisal or you may find the following sites useful.


  3. John H.
    John H. March 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm | | Reply

    Beyond a few, basic pieces, all silver flatware is non-u. But where’s the fun in that? One of the greatest joys of being a vulgar American is our use of the fish knife — that, and pronouncing French words correctly.

  4. Richard
    Richard June 23, 2019 at 10:46 pm | | Reply

    If forks are to be placed on the table tines down, the fork should be designed for that placement. The hallmarks denoting the grade of silver and manufacturer would be on the side of the fork where the tines curl up. Hallmarks always face the table, not the diner.

  5. opal e. hari
    opal e. hari February 6, 2021 at 3:24 pm | | Reply

    I bought this fish set German .800 handle, never saw it in person, and when I picked it up
    it had flaws on the back of the broad knife and fork (both goldish in a color coating peeling). I would
    like to replace knife and fork blades or have go to someone who could remove coating and replate in
    every day ware. Handles are beautiful. What would you suggest?

    1. AC Silver
      AC Silver February 22, 2021 at 12:42 pm | | Reply

      It may be worth sourcing a local silversmith to look at the piece.

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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