Good example of a Great War spoon, marked 'EMPIRE SILVER'.
The spoon itself conforms to the 1894 pattern that remained in service until it was replaced by a slightly different shaped version in 1917. This example could well be of later manufacture but conforms to this pattern.
Condition is generally very good and clean, the edge of the spoon bowl has been sharpened as was common to allow it reach into the mess tin corners and also cut food rendered a knife superfluous. This type of large spoon is sometimes seen tucked inside the puttee or in the breast pocket for easy use.
Excellent Great War era example of personal kit.
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