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Made in Glasgow

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These three silver-handled knives were made by Glasgow silversmith Robert Luke, in the early 18th century. They are known as pistol-grip knives from the style of the handles.

The knives have curved steel blades with rounded blunt ends.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, making cutlery, or flatware, was the mainstay of many Scottish goldsmiths. As eating habits became more sophisticated cutlery items were produced in greater numbers and had an increasingly diverse range of patterns.

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