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MODEL 1874 MESS UTENSIL SETS –  COMPLETE SETS OF SPOON, KNIFE, FORK AND THE UTENSIL SCABBARDS – KNIFE MARKED “US”:   These are complete Indian Wars Mess Utensil Sets - each consisting of a Model 1874 Fork, a Model 1874 Knife, and most importantly, the scarce Model 1874 Spoon, and the two utensil sheaths for the knife and fork.  Carried by every soldier in his haversack or in his saddlebags, these sets were the most basic of his equipment. 

I have the following sets available, each described below with accompanying photographs.

 

No. 1  MODEL 1874 MESS UTENSIL SET:  The fork has full length, sharp tines and the cast iron handle which retains some of the original black lacquer finish.  The knife is full form, featuring what is believed to be the earlier sharp pointed pattern, with no loss of form due to sharpening.  The blade is pitted, but the desirable "US" stamp is clear and legible, and the handle of the knife is stamped with the patent date.  The spoon is full form with no misshaping or bending as is so often encountered and it retains the majority of the original bright tin plating.  The sheaths are in like new, unissued condition showing no wear and with all the seams intact.   

This is a very respectable complete set with the particularly desirable “US” markings on the knife.  (0125)  $200   

 

No. 2  MODEL 1874 MESS UTENSIL SET:  The fork has full length, sharp tines and the full form cast iron handle.  The knife is full form, featuring what is believed to be the second pattern rounded blade.  The blade is full form, with no loss due to sharpening, and only a couple of isolated patches of pitting.  The sheaths are in like new, unissued condition showing no wear and with all the seams intact.   (0027) $145

 

No. 3  MODEL 1874 MESS FORK:  The fork has full length, sharp tines and the cast iron handle which retains some of the original black lacquer finish. There is a patch of pitting on the end of the handle, but otherwise the metal is overall smooth.  (0634)  $65

 

No. 4   MODEL 1874 MESS UTENSIL SET:  The fork has full length, sharp tines and the knife is full form, featuring what is believed to be the earlier sharp pointed pattern, with no loss of form due to sharpening.  The blade has some pitting, but the desirable "US" stamp is clear and legible, and the handle of the knife is stamped with the patent date.  The spoon is full form with no misshaping or bending as is so often encountered and it retains the majority of the original bright tin plating.  The sheaths are in like new, unissued condition showing no wear and with all the seams intact.   

This is a very respectable complete set with the particularly desirable “US” markings on the knife.  (0961)  $200

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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