How much silver is in a knife handle?
19.02 Grams of .925 Silver, Worth $12.22
Pictured next to the knife is the exact amount of sterling silver granules used to produce the silver knife handle to give you a visual understanding of how much silver is hiding in the handle.
It’s just a very thin silver -sheet surrounding the filling materials, which is the reason only a small amount of silver is used to produce the knife’s handle.
The Examined Silver Knife
The silver knife’s gross weight: 65.90 grams
The Silver Knife’s Blade
The blade’s weight: 30.05 grams
The Silver Knife’s Filling Materials
The filing materials’ weight: 16.83 grams
The Silver Knife’s Silver Content
Silver contained in the knife: 19.02 grams
Have More Questions About Silver Handles?
Every silver -handle is unique, and different manufacturers use different amounts of silver to produce a knife. We estimate that 98% of all silver- knife handles in circulation are filled. Solid silver handles are very rare and usually only found in very old flatware. The blade is almost always steel, with few exceptions. This year, we received only one silver knife with a blade made of sterling silver – that’s a rarity.
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Alan is reDollar’s silver expert. He’s seen thousands of silver knives and can usually tell whether or not a knife has been filled without even touching it. He is without a doubt the perfect expert to answer all your questions about silver knives and flatware.