Monday, March 30, 2015

knife silver

Decided to see how much more sterling I could pull out of the knife set I had left.  Turns out that each handle has about 18 grams.  Interesting thing I found is that 3 of the 12 dinner knives had hollow handles with just some lead around the shank.  The other 9 had no lead but plaster forms throughout the handle.  Both kinds had the same amount of sterling silver and they all weighed about the same before I butchered them.  Two more small butter knives to do tomorrow for a final tally on the extra booty.  81,86,50,0,C

2 comments:

Margery Bills said...

Interesting. I remember how shocked I was when I first saw cars being flattened at a junkyard - or when I first saw dentures. I'ts just one new horror after another bursting the bubble.

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