Tasting knife

identifier

ID 489

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 98.0264 L (closed)=14cm L (open)=25cm WD=1cm WT=50gr. Inscription: Dreizack Solingen Germany rostfrei.

alias

taster's knife (syn.) (FAKTOR: fig. 392)
description

A tasting knife is a light (approx. 50 g) long (approx. 25 cm) and narrow (approx. 1 cm) pocket knife that is used to taste sausages and other fine meats at fairs, etc. (1). The blade is often partially serrated to easily cut the sausage. [MOT]

(1) According to SARGENT: 18, the knife would be used to test melon or citrus fruits.