Pudding Knife

Physical description

Carved black-brown pudding knife. Paddle-shape blade is flat and oblong, narrow at base tapering outwards to a rounded tip. Hilt is formed of three discs: two outer discs are larger and taper to narrow rims and the centre disc is smaller with a rounded rim. Above the hilt is a cylindrical shaft encircled with a raised lip that forms v shapes on two sides; above this on two sides are two inlaid white opalescent circular shell eyes with incised V shapes at their outer sides; an incised line encircles the shaft above the faces; then there is a raised notched rim, followed by an oblong knife top decorated on two sides by stepped raised oblongs, small at the centre and progressively larger towards outer edges; the top centre oblong edge is serrated.