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Norwegian Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer

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  • Lillehammer, circa 1940 by Theodor Olson
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2 inches long, 2 3/4 wide across the blade

Approximately 100 years ago, silver cheese slicers were introduced to our homes. Many believe that the Silver Cheese Slicer is a Swedish invention but we actually have Norway to thank for it. The cheese slicer was invented by the businessman and inventor, Thor Bjorklund. He experimented with different designs to cut perfect and even slices and by 1925, it was patented.

A vintage Norwegian Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer having a stainless blade and an elaborate sterling silver handle made by Theodor Olsen. It features a wonderful scenic depiction of a milkmaid on a farm. There is also a cutter across the middle of the blade. This allows one to cut everything ranging from a firm cheddar to a soft feta as well as other foods. Therefore, this very practical and utilitarian silver serving piece could be used quite frequently in one’s own house.

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