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    John McDouall Stuart
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    My New Table Knife.

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    My new table knife hand forged by my youngest son Kaelem.
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    Very cool. Following in his old man's footsteps. Forging is a skill I one day hope to learn.
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    Beautiful work. I'm curious about the shape of the blade Keith is the shape like that designed for a specific function? I have a few old silver table knives that were owned by my late grandmother and they do all tend to have that swooping tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake View Post
    Beautiful work. I'm curious about the shape of the blade Keith is the shape like that designed for a specific function? I have a few old silver table knives that were owned by my late grandmother and they do all tend to have that swooping tip.
    This table knife has a rounded tip because in 1669, Louis XIV decreed that all pointed knives be dulled down to reduce violence in Court and the streets. This design was still in use during the 19th century but it was loosing favour by the end of the century.
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    There were however flintlock gun knives, forks & spoons in the early 18th century
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Loup View Post
    This table knife has a rounded tip because in 1669, Louis XIV decreed that all pointed knives be dulled down to reduce violence in Court and the streets. This design was still in use during the 19th century but it was loosing favour by the end of the century.
    Interesting fact! Thanks Keith.

    Reminds me of a documentary I watched recently that mentioned the English royal family have a tradition that their sandwiches have the corners cut off because sharp edges are a sign of aggression. You would be doing well to take someone out with a sandwich.

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