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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip is one piece of steel with full tang. Exotic dark brown-black wooden scales are riveted to tang with steel pins to form tapered block handle with rounded sides and blunt butt. Two-piece pewter bolster. Blade is heavily corroded and rusted. Steel pins are heavily rusted.
Blade is stamped: “HANOVER CUTLERY/CO.”
Maker is Hanover Cutlery Company. No info could be located on this company at this time, further research is needed.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1880
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood, tropical (scales material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 24.4475 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard R. Levine
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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