Oneida is an American company which began as the Oneida Community (a commune) in 1880.
The company became one of the major American cutlery designers and manufacturers in the country. Unsettled financial times beginning in the 1990's mean't the company underwent a number of changes and in 2012 the company merged with Anchor Hocking.
This is a spreader knife, which means it is intended for use with butter, jams etc
The knife has no sharp edges at all, you will have a tough job trying to cut anything with this style of knife.
THIS KNIFE IS OFFERED AS A REPLACEMENT OR ADDITION TO AN EXISTING SET
Oneida Spreading Knife
Original product - this is NOT a 3rd party reproduction
Pattern: Silver Rose
The pattern Silver Rose was originally released in 1956 and created by Frank Perry. This does not mean this knife was produced in 1956 but we feel the design is more from the 1970's using the Silver Rose pattern.
The design of the knife is very Arktos in style, i.e the handle is straight forward and un-decorated with a rectangular finish at the end.
The Silver Rose pattern is only at the top of the handle, on both sides of the knife.
To correctly ascertain that this knife is an exact match for those you may already have, please look closely at the photographs and in particular the closeup of the Silver Rose design.
The knife measures 8" long (202mm)
Stamped into the rear of the fork is:
Clean and with a high lustre
NO oxide marks or other markings
NO signs of use - to be truthful we didn't use these very much!
Silverware always has the oxidisation/tarnishing issue over time, so to reduce this to a minimum I have now placed this spreading knife within sealed plastic to reduce the amount of contact with "air" reducing the period of time between cleans.