Fruit of the Season


Set-of-Four-Stainless-Steel-Fruit-Knives-with-Mother-of-Pearl-Handles-and-Sterling-Silver-Bolsters (LEO Design)


The Summer Season is Fruit Season: cherries, apricots, berries, plums, pears, peaches, nectarines.  And is there a better time of year to end a meal with a refreshing and light serving of fresh fruit?

Fruit knives, like the ones shown above, would be laid with the final course—a fancy, elegant way to to cut and peel fruit.  These knives were made, just after the Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century,  by Landers, Frary & Clark (established 1842 in New Britain, Connecticut).  The blades are stainless steel and the handles are crafted of carved and polished Mother-of-Pearl.  Sterling silver bolsters—decorated with rose bas relief embossing—connect the two parts.  

End your summer dinners with with this handsome and useful set of fruit knives—and a light, refreshing, seasonally-timed dessert.  Click on the photo above to learn more about these knives.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248