knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered block handle with faceted sides and a blunt butt. Tang is held in place with a single brass pin. Metal is scratched with minor discoloration. Brass is corroded.
Blade is stamped: “V [crown] R/JOHN ASKHAM/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is Frost, Askham & Mosforth, manufacturers active in Sheffield, England and New York ca 1820-1900.
Currently not on view
date made
1837- 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
United States: New York
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
metal, brass (pin material)
overall: 3/4 in x 9 3/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 23.8125 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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