Pros: Construction, Durability, Material Quality, Sharpness, Design
Finally Found IT
I've been hunting for a mobile silverware set that is reminiscent of a time in history when eating utensils were rare. 18th century cutlery was not easy to come by so people would carry their own when invited to a friends for dining. This set has become my replica, but for use, not for show. The appearance is really very nice and close to what I had envisioned. The knife has excellent workmanship and quality materials. The antler bone handle is very comfortable in the hand and cuts great. If is as fine a blade as other Boker knives I own it will hold a good edge for some time and will sharpen easily when it becomes necessary. The fork is fine tool also, but the piece of antler used for it is not as smooth to hold as the knife. There are some rough spots that are natural to the "bone" they will take some time to wear down. I won't say it is bad, but I know I have a real piece of nature in my hand when using it. The sheath for the knife is very nice, however, the fork fits in four tine holes and is exposed to the "elements." If it were to be carried on a belt the fork would get dirty and need to be washed before using it after a day in the woods. For my everyday bag it isn't as much of a problem as I just slip the whole thing in a little ditty bag. Overall I would highly recommend the set. I'm going to be enjoying mine for years to come and think one of my grandkids will enjoy it when I'm gone!