This is a set of six knife rests in the form of long haired Dachshunds. Created in the mid 20th century in France, these are known as Porte-Couteaux. They are functional and fun pieces of tableware that are designed to keep the ends of knives elevated off the table, which protects the tablecloth. Each little dog shows well detailed features, including the paws, face, long hair, and extended tails. These highly collectible dogs have a bright silver finish, which will help add an interesting and unique touch to any place setting. A must-have for any Dachshund lover!