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Mystery Knife

joannagirl Oct 1, 2009 03:33 PM

My grandmother gave me "box o' stuff" when she was moving, filled with random kitchen odds and ends. Found a box with a long spoon and a long "knife" - with a serrated blade, and something that looks like a can opener on one side and a shrimp knife on the tip. It's tarnished and made of silver, so I know it can't be for camping. Can anyone educate me as to what this is and how it is used?

Thank you!

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    ctscra Oct 1, 2009 05:28 PM

    My first guess is that it is a set disigned for cocktails. The long spoon is obvious . . . the knife is perhaps meant for stabbing garnishes from jars?

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      ThreeGigs Oct 1, 2009 05:55 PM

      Looks like an olive picker.

      1. Gio Oct 1, 2009 05:55 PM

        I aghree with Ctscra about the use of that silverware. Additionally, the two-pronged pick/knife has a jar opener. A jar which has a metal vacuum seal rather than a threaded cover.

        1. Paulustrious Oct 2, 2009 09:00 AM

          Some form of pickle fork and relish spoon? I've seen very similar in the UK for pickled onions, although the fork tends to be barbed.

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          1. re: Paulustrious
            bushwickgirl Oct 11, 2009 05:49 PM

            Looks like it has bottle opener capabilities AND can stab those pesky olives.
            A mulit-tasker!! It's a keeper.

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