I recently bought a set of 12 Towle Sterling Butter Knives on eBay and need to know a few things: a) are the blades silver-plated, b)are the handles genuinely sterling and not mixed with cement, c)what is the collector value of these knives and d)anything else you can tell me! Here are the specs:
Momogrammed TMC (I think) in ornate lettering on one side of the handle, the other side says 1909 in the same style.
It says STERLING PAT APR 14 1904 at the end of the handle nearest the blade.
The blade has a nice patina but there are some spots where it has worn away, revealing a much lighter, silverish metal on the inside. Could be the result of an acid test or oxidation if the blade is not actually silver.
Thanks for any help you can provide me, I’ve just come across this site and will probably frequent as I’ve been really getting into silver collecting!
I can’t yet figure out how to resize all the way down to the allotted 256 kb amount, tried picresize.com but didn’t get close…here’s a link to the pics on ebay of these knives:
ebay.com/itm/110822887999?ss … 1439.l2649