knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel. Wooden scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with straight sides and a blunt butt. Metal is heavily discolored with spots of rust. Wood is cracked on one side. Brass pins are corroded.
Blade is stamped: “HARGREAVES/SMITH&Co/BEST CAST STEEL”
Maker is Hargreaves, Smith & Company, active in Sheffield, England ca 1866-1920.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1866- 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.034
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.034
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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