Until I found one of these pickle forks a year ago, I had no idea how useful they are. Those funny tines on the fork work so well when you are fishing about in jar for olives, or pickled gherkins, beetroot or whatever else takes your fancy.
It is silver plated and has a beautiful mother-of-pearl handle. I think the collar between handle and fork is silver, but it is not marked, probably because the weight of the collar is less than the weight which requires marking. This is what I have been told in the past, but I am no expert, so I can't be 100% certain. The fork is approx. 15cm long.