Learn about Fruit Knife

These are folding knives first made about 1780 used for peeling and cutting fruit, especially on picnics. Most have a sterling silver blade, but sometimes the blades are gold or silver plate. Handles are most commonly mother of pearl, although fruit knives are also available with ivory, horn and tortoiseshell handles. They also come boxed so they can be given as a gift, either singly, or in a set with a fork, when they are often called "paring sets".
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

Georgian sterling silver and mother of pearl pocket fruit knife

Antique hallmarked sterling silver folding fruit knife, lovely bright cut engraving. Approx 39g & 15 cm long (extended)

Fruit knife. Sterling silver blade with green & brown agate handle Birmingham 1899 length 20 cm

A Georgian sterling silver mother of pearl handled fruit knife and fork together with a later period butter knife. London, circa 1800 and 1890.

Georgian silver bladed and Mother of Pearl fruit knife

Victorian sterling silver dessert/fruit knife, fork and spoon, London 1869

An English sterling silver & mother of pear fruit knife, Sheffield, 1916, maker C.W.F, with engraved handle and vacant shield cartouche inlaid to handle

Hallmarked sterling silver melange of cutlery consisting of a spoon of celtic design. London, 1910, maker Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd. Length 26 cm. Weight 100g. A sterling silver serving fork. Maker Simons brother & Co. Length 22 cm. Weight 70g. A st

Victorian sterling silver fruit knife with mother of pearl handle

Russian silver fruit knife & fork marked for St.Petersburg 1908-1917 silversmith Ivan Petrovich Khlebnikov. (2)

Mother of pearl fruit knife with engraved blade. Birmingham 1891.

A mid 19th century silver fruit knife with mother of pearl handle, Sheffield 1869 maker Cu

A sterling silver fruit knife fork and spoon together with six fruit knives with sterling silver handles

A Victorian pearl handled sterling silver fruit knife in original leather box

A boxed Victorian sterling silver single bladed fruit knife, maker H & T, Birmingham 1896, together with a double bladed fruit knife, with engraved coroneted monogram, maker Gh, Sheffield 1918. (2)

A Victorian personal fruit knife with sterling silver blade and mother of pearl handle, maker Jyc, Sheffield 1886, with stylised Crown and leaf decoration, complete in original morocco presentation case, retailer Mappin & Webb.

A Sheffield 1906 sterling silver and mother of pearl folding fruit knife Closed length 8 cm

Large enamel Necessaire, late 18th century, Staffordshire of tapering form, painted with figures by a lakeside palace, a courting couple and floral bouquets, reserved against a pink ground with raised white and gilt ornament, gilt-metal mounts, the interio