knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of metal. Back of knife shows a "puddled" weld between the iron bolster and steel blade. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with iron pins to form a block handle with rounded sides and a blunt butt. Metal is heavily scratched and stained, with rusted weld near bolster. Bone is crazed, discolored, and chipped at butt; also pulling away from tang.
Blade is stamped: “PARIS”
Maker is possibly Justice Paris, a manufacturer active in Sheffield, England towards the end of the 18th century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1770-1800
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 23.495 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.020
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.020
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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