New Sterling Silver Ice Cream ScoopsBy

New Sterling Silver Ice Cream Scoops

A mail order firm sold this item as a "sterling ice cream server." The catalog copy said it was "antique sterling silver." What the catalog doesn't say is that it's made from an ordinary butter knife with the blade removed and a stainless steel scoop added. Price $79. Don't be mislead by old sterling hallmarks. Wayne Smith, author of Ice Cream Dippers, says there never were any old scoops made like this.

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