All three of these belonged to my mother, and as usual, I didn't want to get rid of any. I suppose that is good; when I am gone, there will be one for each of my children.
The top one is the most interesting; the well-crafted head of an eagle has weight and heft. It is not easy to see here (although you should enlarge it), the blade is etched with this:
AIR-OLA RADIO CO.,Inc.
The middle one is Sterling Silver, and it has what I thought were hallmarks, but upon examination through a magnifying glass, I see that is says:
s.kirk & son
The last one has nice molded carvings, but it is just metal, not silver. It also has a nice heft to it, which I think is desirable in this implement. You can detect a slight up-turn in the point of this one. I have been known to pry out staples and thumb-tacks with it.
Do you have any favorite gadgets gleaned from the nooks and crannies of your parent's home?