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Encyclopedia > Butter knife
One pattern, four different knives. From top to bottom: Solid sterling master butter knife, hollow handle master butter knife, solid handle individual butter spreader, hollow handle individual butter spreader, in the Chantilly pattern by Gorham
One pattern, four different knives. From top to bottom: Solid sterling master butter knife, hollow handle master butter knife, solid handle individual butter spreader, hollow handle individual butter spreader, in the Chantilly pattern by Gorham

A butter knife is essentially the exact opposite of butcher knife; a flat, metal knife. In common usage, butter knife may refer to any table knife designed with a dull edge and rounded point; formal flatware patterns make a distinction between such a place knife (or table knife) and a butter knife. In this usage, a butter knife (or master butter knife) is a sharp-pointed, dull edged knife, often with a sabre shape, used only to serve out pats of butter from a central butter dish to individual diners' plates. Master butter knives are not used to spread the butter onto bread: this would contaminate the butter remaining in the butter dish when the next pat of butter was served. Rather, diners at the breakfast, the luncheon, and the informal dinner table use an individual butter knife to apply butter to their bread. [1] Individual butter knives have a round point, so as not to tear the bread, and are sometimes termed butter spreaders.[2] If no butter spreaders are provided, a dinner knife may be used for the purpose instead.[3] No butter plate or butter knife appears on a really formal table as breads are placed directly on the tablecloth in a napkin to the left of the place plate. They are not placed on the right side.[4] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Gorham Manufacturing Company is a major American manufacturer of sterling and silverplate. ... A butcher knife is an utillitarian knife. ... Starch_polyester disposable cutlery Cutlery refers to any hand utensil used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food. ... French naval officers sabre of the 19th Century From left to right: two bayonets, a short curved infantry or artillery briquet, a straight infantry officers sabre, and a carbine. ... For other uses, see Butter (disambiguation). ... A butter dish is a specialised item in which butter is served. ... For other uses, see Bread (disambiguation). ...


Events

  • In 2005, a six-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, USA, schoolboy was suspended from school for carrying a butter knife in his book bag as the result of the school's zero tolerance policy against any kind of "weapons".[5]

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Splint, Sarah Field. The Art of Cooking and Serving. Cincinnati, Ohio: The Procter & Gamble Co., 1930. "Table Service in the Servantless House" pp. 3-4, "The House with a Servant" p. 27
  2. ^ Oneida customer service FAQ
  3. ^ Stewart, Marjabelle Young. Comonsense Etiquette: A Guide to Gracious, Simple Manners for the Twenty-First Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. p. 50
  4. ^ Vanderbilt, Amy. Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette: A Guide to Gracious Living. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1958. pp. 346-347.
  5. ^ http://www.ketv.com/news/5027982/detail.html
  6. ^ Collins, Mick (2006). All-Round Genius: The Unknown Story of Britain's Greatest Sportsman. London: Aurum Press Limited. ISBN 1-84513-137-1. 

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