knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Upturned steel blade with widened, rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of metal; bolster and tang are iron. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with iron pins to form a tapered handle with rounded sides and a rounded butt. Scales are inscribed with vertical lines. Metal is heavily discolored, scratched; tang and bolster are rusted. Bone is crazed, yellowed, cracked, and heavily worn, especially at butt. Reddish stain on butt may indicate a missing iron pommel. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1600-1700
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
metal, iron (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
bone (scales material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 10 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 25.4 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.017
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.017
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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