knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner knife, one of a set of seven (1986.0531.021-.27) that match a set of six dinner forks (1986.0531.028-.33).
Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Back of knife shows a "puddled" weld between the iron bolster and steel blade. Metal is discolored, scratched and has some rust spots. Bone is yellowed and crazed, cracked and chipped around edges and pulling away from the tang.
Blade is stamped: “S. ROWLAND”; with a heart, diamond, and circle above.
Maker is possibly Sleigh Rowland, active ca 1830-1850 in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
date made
1830- 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (blade material)
metal, iron (tang material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 22.86 cm x 2.54 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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