Antique Black Wrought Iron Butcher Fork with Rat Tail Hooked End

Antique Black Wrought Iron Butcher Fork with Rat Tail Hooked End

Sale price $49.50 Regular price $65.50


Description:  During the Colonial times and later, often many American homes were known to prepare meals over a wood fire. Utensils similar to this one used for a variety of needs were hung above the hearth, on a timber when not in use. This early two-pronged fork with a curved rat tail end is made of iron and measures 17 ½ inches long. A durable accent for your indoor/outdoor kitchen or open hearth.

Note:  Refer to "Condition" for additional information

Circa:  Most likely late 1800s to Early 1900s

Pattern:  Unknown

Overall Length: 17 1/2”
Length of Fork Prongs: 4”, Width of Prongs: 1 ½”

Product Weight:   9 ounces

Markings: No visible markings

Material:  Iron

Color:  Black

Style:  American Colonial, Primitive

Maker:  Unknown

Origin:  Unknown. Acquired in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Condition:   Previously owned - used. Condition is consistent with age. No breaks or repairs. Light scratches and light pitting. Solid long-handled fork.                                               
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