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Identification of Gorham Silver Knifes

gorham silver knifesGorham silverware is a term used in description of anything made from silver that has an aim of meeting the standards of those using them. One of this is the Gorham silver knifes which can be easily identified by the sterling silver mark entailed in all these products. In identifying the Gorham silver knifes you can use different criteria which can include the following:

·    You can identify Gorham silver knifes by looking for names as well as symbols associated with sterling silverware basically put on larger pieces. Some of them had a big engraving done on them while others had smaller ones. Mostly the mark on these silver knifes is at times located on either sides of the silver knifes’ blades or handles. At times the mark with an engraved appearance can have a microscopic look. However, you can check this mark in a magnified way to be sure by using magnifying lenses.
·    Secondly you can identify your Gorham silver knifes through the presence of markings detailing the name of the silver forks manufacturers. In addition, this will aid you in checking out the patterns used by the manufacturers through their websites. For example in identifying silver knifes made by the American craftsmen, there are large photographs that have been magnified to enhance the visibility of the markings an in turn establishing the name of the manufacturers. On the other hand you can visit the online encyclopedia based with the silver knifes entailing the silver marks for this ware. More so, the url linking the two websites can be found in the section dealing with references criteria.
·     Thirdly in identifying the Gorham silver knifes you can use a sharp pencil to make a rubbing on any marks that cannot be visible in the databases related to silver knifes manufacturers. This can be achieved most using the library books detailing various information on each silver knifes manufacturers. These books are mostly found in the reference section where you will be able to have a clear identification from the actual silver knifes manufacturers and those who are there as scammers or fakes.

·    In identifying Gorham silver knifes, you can wipe the silver knifes using silver polish cloth as though you are trying to clean them. If the silver sterling is pure, a black tarnish color will be seen. This is so because pure silver products while exposed to air are subjected to oxidation whereas others like steel have no effect of tarnishing even on exposure to air conditions.
·    Lastly you can identify your Gorham silver knifes by taking your set to a historic dealer who will give you solid proof based on the manufacturers of those silver knifes. In addition the dealer can also help you in identifying the patterns that were used in the manufacturer of the silver knifes. To make this possible, it is advisable to choose the best dealer who concentrates mostly on sterling silverware as he has more familiarization when it comes to the various patterns as well as symbols.




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