The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cake Saw

Another revisit to the Cake Saw. A large knife used for cutting cake. 

Hizen by Gorham

Rococo by Dominick and Haff (9 3//8 inches)

Rose by Mount Vernon (9 3/4 inches)

Lancaster by Gorham (9 1/2 inches)
Cake Saw, Solid Piece

No. 38 by Towle (8 1/4 inches)
Cake Saw Solid Piece Bright Cut

Chrysanthemum by Gorham (10 3/8  inches)
Cake Saw Solid Piece Bright Cut


  1. That #38 from Towle is stunning!!!

  2. I personally like the Hizen by Gorham with the fish scene on the blade, although that isn't the first thing that comes to mind when one goes to cut a cake!

  3. Maybe it was for crab cakes and fish cakes.