While out sightseeing up in the foothills south east of Sacramento, California, my brother decided to pop into a little store in a small town by the name of Fiddletown. While looking around he saw a cabinet filled with silverware and other odds and ends. He started digging around through one of the drawers and at the very bottom he found what looked like could be a letter opener, butter knife or other utensil. Since he was not sure what he had purchased, he asked an appraiser friend to take a look at his new acquisition. His friend believed it to be a letter opener hand created in the early 1900's, based on the original Roycroft stamp on the tip of the blade. Knowing my love of the Arts & Crafts movement and having recently applied to be a Roycroft Renisance Artisian, my brother sent it to me as a gift.