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With the name ‘Richard Stone’ and the date ‘1753’
Mid 18th Century
Size: 37cm long – 14½ ins long
Butchers knives and steels were important and expensive tools of their lucrative trade. Their knowledge of the preparation and different cuts of all types of meat and game had to be extensive. Before the 18th century they were regarded as important members of household kitchen staff who also acted as carvers at table.