MODEL 1874 MESS UTENSIL SET – COMPLETE SET
OF SPOON, KNIFE, FORK
AND THE UTENSIL SCABBARDS:
This is a complete Indian Wars Mess Utensil Set -
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
The fork has full
length sharp tines and the knife is full form with no
loss of form due to sharpening. The blade retains
a bright finish and has only minor age darkened spots.
The handles of both utensils still retain much of the
original black lacquer finish. The spoon is full
form with no misshaping or bending as is so often
encountered and it retains the original bright tin
The sheaths are in
like new, unissued condition showing no wear and with
all the seams intact.
This is a very respectable set in very nice condition.