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Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece with tang; back of knife shows a "puddled" weld between the iron bolster and steel blade. Bone scales are riveted to tang with brass pins to form a block handle with rounded sides and blunt butt. Overall discoloration and minor rust on metal. Bone is yellowed and crazed; separating from the tang.
Blade is stamped: “SANDERSONS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is possibly the Sanderson Brothers (formerly Naylor & Sanderson), active in Sheffield, England ca 1829-present.
Currently not on view
date made
after 1829
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (blade; tang material)
metal, iron (bolster material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard R. Levine
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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