Antique farmers’ forks

As a child, I was so fond of a bone-handle fork at my grandparents’ that I always got to eat with it whenever I visited. Its design is simple, the metal something other than silver or stainless steel. I still find it elegant and rightly weighted in the hand. I imagine they came to western Ohio in a Conestoga wagon from Lancaster or York county, Pennsylvania.

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    • Possibly, but I don’t recall ever seeing rust on them. I am wondering, though, if my great-great-grandfather might have made them as a blacksmith in North Carolina. The bone handles are attached with small brass pins quite elegantly.

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