knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with steel pins to form a tapered handle with rounded sides and a rounded butt. Metal is scratched and discolored, with some spots of rust. Bone is yellowed, crazed, and chipped.
Blade is stamped: “NAYLOR &/SAND[worn]”
Maker is Naylor & Sanderson, a manufacturer active in Sheffield, England ca 1795-1829.
Currently not on view
date made
1810- 1829
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 23.1775 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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