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Arthur price of England tea knifes

How would I tell if these were sterling silver or stainless steel there are no markings? The tarnish on the handle leads me to believe they may be silver plated at the least, but I am unsure of how to determine their make up.

Silver would be hallmarked. As there are no hallmarks the most likely composition is stainless steel blades and electroplated handles.


That’s kind of what I thought. Thank you.