This Victorian mahogany cased knife set contains a large carving knife and fork measuring 14 inches and 10.75 inches respectively with original steel blade and tines a smaller carving knife and fork measuring 11 inches and 9.5 inches again with steel blade and tines, made in London in 1895 by Holland Aldwinckle and Slater and 12 dinner knives measuring almost 11 inches long and luncheon or dessert knives measuring 8 5/8 inches made in London in 1900 by William Hutton and Sons. They are all crested to match, the crests more worn on the carving pieces than the knives. The handle pattern is a recognised pattern but is called the unnamed pattern, it is flowing acanthus leaves with a round cartouche to the ends, one bearing the crest, the other blank and they are fully and clearly hallmarked to the handles, with the steel blades stamped W H Double shear to the knives and the carving pieces Harrison Bros & Howson cutlers to her majesty. The box is fitted and lined with blue baise, some holes to the cloth but mostly there and the box has a shaped brass cartouche to the lid bearing the flowing initials JAEGL below the same crest that is on the cutlery. A very attractive boxed set of knives in very good useable condition.