Whether or not these 3 pieces were originally made as a set is unknown, particularly as each piece has a different, and unknown, wood handle. The smaller knife which has a 5 inch blade and is 9 1/8 inches overall, and the two-tined fork which is 4 1/4 inches from tip to handle and 9 1/4 inches overall, each bear Scagel's mark. The large carving knife, with a blade length of 9 1/2 inches and an overall length of 12 1/8 inches, does not have any markings, which, we are told, was not all that unusual for Bill. The blades are forged steel and the pins in the handles appear to be copper. All three pieces are offered together as a set.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Scagel, William (Bill)
William (Bill) Wales Scagel (1873-1963). Considered to be the foremost pioneer in 20th century custom knifemaking.