We have a pair of these and no clue as to what they are. The sword-type picks have a removable pincher-like cover that might function as a finger guard. We thought maybe to skewer meat while keeping your fingers clean? Or is it a sewing implement of some sort? Or something else altogether?
We are also stumped by the hallmarks. It is O.B in a diamond * .925 in an oval * Delta (triangle) in an oval * k in a square-with-rounded-corners. It appears to probably be out of Birmingham, but the O.B maker’s mark brings up nothing on a search. Any help to be had there?
Overall each is about 3-1/4" long. The guard part is about 1-3/4" long and a little wider than 3/4" at the widest point. One of the picks is more square-shaped without marks and one is round with .925 in an oval * k in a square-with-rounded-corners. That ones also has the word “Patent” engraved on it.
We ran across this site while researching and this is our first post here. We sincerely appreciate any help that might be provided. The site appears to be a very useful tool and I’m sure we will be no stranger here in the future.
Thank you in advance for any help!