Victorian silver plate fish set with bamboo style handles, c. 1875
Interesting Victorian silver plate fish set, with the handle formed as a ‘fishing rod’ handle with large ball on end, a smaller orb at mounting point, the knife-blades engraved with ‘caught’ fish displayed on a riverbank, a scroll along the top.
also “NV&TS” for
Needham, Veall and Tyzack
of ‘Eye-Witness Works’, Milton Street, Sheffield.
Good usable condition with minor signs of age
The firm of Needham, Veall & Tyzack was formed in 1879, but can trace it’s origo9ns back to the 1820’s at what was known as the ‘Eye-Witness Works’, Milton Street, Sheffield. The firm still exists with a change of name/ partnership in 1965, still functioning making knives in Sheffield under the name ‘Taylor’s Eyewitness’. Until 2018, it was still making knives in the same Milton Street building – a Grade II listed building – the only works of its kind still functioning on the original site; it has since moved to a purpose build modern factory elsewhere in Sheffield.